From Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul

Who Is Meladee McCarty?

Meladee is a professional educator and dynamic speaker in the field of special education. She is a Program Specialist for the Sacramento County Office of Education. She works to provide inclusional education settings for children with disabilities and presents a variety of training to educators on Kindness in the Workplace; Communication and Team Building; Self-Esteem in the Classroom; Humor in the Learning Process, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Focusing on the Disruptive Child. She has extensive experience helping schools and other institutions meet the needs of disabled students and workers.

Meladee is the coauthor, with her husband Hanoch McCarty, of A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Acts of Kindness: How to Make a Gentle Difference, A Year of Kindness: 365 Ways to Spread Sunshine and The Daily Journal of Kindness. They have traveled all over the United States and Norway together working with educators and business professionals on the goal of bringing more kindness and altruism into the world, workplace, home, community and classroom. Meladee and Hanoch have a wonderful time working and playing together. Meladee is a master at using appropriate humor to defuse tension and conflict.

Meladee and her husband Hanoch are the proud parents to McAllister Dodds, Stephanie Dodds, Ethan McCarty, Shayna Hinds, and their granddaughter, Rand Hinds. Of all the many opportunities she has had in her life, being the mother and wife of such a loving family is her most cherished role.

It is Meladee’s goal to bring more humor and kindness into the world, creating a positive impact on those with whom she comes in contact. She is deeply touched and encouraged by the contributors to this book and the many wonderful kind and loving acts of altruism they have shared that keeps recreating a world that is a better place for all of us. To contact Meladee for more information about her programs:

Meladee McCarty
12970 Self-Esteem Lane
Galt, CA 95632
phone: 209-745-2212
e-mail: [email protected]

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