Introducing Dr. Dorothy Travis Moore, author of The Passion to Educate: Moving Students from Potential to Performance

“Dana helped to make this a great experience.”

Dorothy Travis Moore has brought a unique richness to her educational journey for over 35 years. She founded Travis Academy in December 1996 and served as its President and CEO with 20 years of devoted service to this organization helping at risk students find their potential and place in society. Her educational background has produced many different titles and roles as Principal, Administrator, Special Education Teacher, Therapist, Businesswoman, and Minister gaining the attention and respect from leaders, peers, students and the community. Dorothy also served as a National Educational Consultant with the prestigious National School Safety Center working as one of their advocate to promote a secure, safe, peaceful and nurturing environment for children. Dorothy uses another platform as motivational speaker to bring awareness to her field of expertise in handling at risk students and has shared her message to national and international audiences. Her belief is everyone has a purpose in life, and we must work hard to fulfill the purpose set before us, especially if it includes working with the at-risk or challenged students. Some of the awards she has received are Top Principal of Leadership, Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in the United States, University of Wisconsin Distinguished Alumni Award and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Central Regional Director’s Outstanding Educator Award to name a few. These many honors chronicle a lifetime spent addressing the needs of children and families who live with financial, educational and emotional instability. This pioneer woman has enjoyed her passion to educate students over the years, but states that her greatest accomplishment comes from helping children and families! “One hundred years from now nobody will care about the type of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove, what will matter is, “Did you make a difference in the lives of children?” For more information about workshops, lectures and other speaking engagements, contact her in one of the following ways:

self-publishingClick for details or to purchase

Book description…

This book is designed to help educators, parents, youth workers and all who love children. It will encourage your heart. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. But most of all it will motivate you to believe in our children pushing them from potential to performance.

Introducing Mark Ladas, author of Climbing the Ladder: From Firefighter to Fire Chief

“Everyone was professional and responsive.”

From the Author: It has always been my desire to make life better for the personnel who make up the fire service and most importantly for all those we serve. For 31 years I worked alongside people who have become life-long friends. I retired as the Fire Chief for Central County Fire Department overseeing Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae and San Bruno.

Product description…

Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in the fire service, a motivated firefighter or a seasoned officer, this book will give you insights on how to become a desirable fire department candidate, how to perform at a higher level at every rank within the fire department as well as prepare you for your next promotional exam. Climbing the Ladder is geared towards the fire service, however elected officials, city managers, other department heads and all those who manage personnel will also find benefits throughout this read. My hope is that you finish this book feeling you learned a few new ideas and concepts you can personally use or pass down to someone in your organization. The cover picture was taken by my friend and co-worker, Firefighter Scott Stacey. All author’s proceeds will be donated to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. For additional support and mentoring see