Title: Educational Consultant
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Cynthia L. Winfield, Educational Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in writing instruction.
After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Science in education in 1992 from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ms. Winfield followed with a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in 1999 from Emerson College in Boston. She provided superior service as an educational/writing program consultant with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, as well as a gifted and talented program assistant and writing teacher with Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, Massachusetts from 1993 to 1996, a freelance writer and editor for the American Correctional Association in Lanham, Maryland from 1995 to 1997 and a teacher of eighth grade English language arts with Ottoson from 1997 to 2008. In addition, she has excelled as a book reviewer for Voice of Youth Advocates in Lanham from 1994 to the present.
As an author, Ms. Winfield has published multiple works including “Sovereign Souls: Whosoever Edition,” “Gender Identity: The Ultimate Teen Guide,” “Able Minds: Using Literature to Transform Behavior” and “Writing for Our Lives.”
To remain aware of changes and advancements in the literary and educational fields, Ms. Winfield maintains affiliations with the National Education Association, the International Reading Association, the International Foundation for Gender Education, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Writers Union, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Ms. Winfield became involved in her profession because she always wanted to teach and write. When she was a little girl her mother had a friend do an astrological reading on her and told Ms. Winfield that she would be a writer, and she replied, “I know.” She wrote her first novel in the fourth grade, titled “The Ant Who Climbed the Eiffel Tower.”
Ms. Winfield has always wished to teach children to love people, whoever they are, and accept differences, especially gender and racial differences. As an English teacher, Ms. Winfield includes inclusive literature in her curriculum, with stories about foreign workers and the Jim Crow South. Ms. Winfield takes pride in helping kids become better humans by learning to love others and see the world by experiencing it through art and literature.
In the coming years, Ms. Winfield intends to establish a farm in eastern Kentucky where she is going to engage in organic farming using Yoko farming principles of Devine Light in the tradition of Sukyo Mahikari. In addition, she will continue to teach some writing courses online.
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