Wendy Bergin

Pages: 414
Binding: paperback
Trim Size: 6 x 9 inches
ISBN-10: 1951490444
ISBN-13: 978-1951490447
Publisher: DartFrog Books (2020)

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Like a barrier island assailed by the sea, teaching today is under constant assault. New regulations and racial issues divide all levels; administrators feel more like opponents than allies to instructors, while cultural influences and pressures undermine the support structures that once gave the United States one of the strongest school systems in the world.

  • Allegations don’t have to be true to permanently harm teachers

  • Unsupportive administrators feel more like enemies than allies to teachers

  • External influences that affect today's classroom (coronavirus, race, state requirements, inadequate funding)

  • The pros and cons of technology in education.

Bergin’s experience as a white educator at an HBCU where 90 percent of the student body is from a minority household provides added depth of discussion points about contemporary education. 

Musician and college instructor T. Sebastian Morrow’s life unravels as professional and personal trials befall him, forcing him to fight for his career in Lessons In The Wild. Stunning allegations against him leave his job in jeopardy and put him at odds with the administration. When Morrow’s personal realm is also turned upside down, his unexpected guide is a young acquaintance who helps Sebastian remember what is most important in his life.

About the Author

A Gulf Coast native, Wendy Bergin spent 22 years teaching music at Prairie View A & M and performing as Principal Flute in Houston’s Opera in the Heights orchestra for 19 years. A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Bergin lives in the Houston area. Trivia: Fluent in Swedish, Wendy lived in Sweden for three years and was making a recording for Swedish Public Radio when a fortunate mistake allowed her to meet Vladimir Ashkenazy, the world-famous pianist.