Rich Grimes Book Signing

Author Rich Grimes to hold book signing for his newest release Angel in my Backpack.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2 p.m.

Where: Chaucer's Books, 3321 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings


Join us as Rich Grimes signs his newest book, Angel in My Backpack.

Drawing from a memory of over thirty years in education as both a teacher and administrator, the research for this book revisited in a strikingly clear way the many encounters in which the author participated or observed. Stories about students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders of the school community are seldom told, let alone described in a personal or purposeful manner. This book contains five stories that chronicle the school life experiences of children whose destinies are shaped by the intervention of individuals within the school community. Challenged and discouraged, the children are transformed by many benefactors, but only one has invisible wings. The book is feel good and a work of “heart.” Most importantly, it offers lessons of fundamental learning and hopeful living. The content in each story will appeal to a wide readership, especially educators. Heaven knows we all went to school!

Rich Grimes is an author, university professor, speaker, poet, proud father of two grown daughters and grandfather of three adorable children. A retired high school principal, he remains active in education teaching, conducting professional staff development workshops, writing articles for professional journals, and mentoring aspiring teachers.

He continues his professional commitment to teaching and learning and has successfully modeled effective teaching strategies for the past 15 years as an Adjunct Professor of Education at Azusa Pacific University, California State University, Pomona, and Chapman University. He currently serves as an education adjunct and university supervisor for Brandman University (affiliated with Chapman University) in Santa Maria, California. His book, Classroom Under Construction, published in 2006, is a valuable resource for teachers targeting instructional and student management strategies.

Phone: 805-682-6787

Event posted March 26, 2013
Last updated March 26, 2013


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