Rick Niece, Award-Winning Author, Educator, and Inspirational & Motivational Speaker
As an inspirational memory keeper, Rick D. Niece celebrates small-town America and community.
Rick D. Niece, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and educator who served as a classroom teacher, public school administrator, and university professor, provost and president. His three-book series has won over twenty regional and national awards.SIDE-YARD SUPERHERO, THE BAND PLAYS ON, and PERFECT IN MEMORY share carefully pocketed memories about family values, community influence, and personal responsibility.
The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from his books:
The books reach across generations to touch hearts and reconnect readers with childhood memories and treasured friendships.
Why the author is an authority on the subject of his books:
I was raised in a small town where family, friends, and neighbors taught me important life lessons that shaped my future. My hometown of 900 citizens provided me with unique experiences to share with others, especially with students who may not know such an era of innocence and nostalgia ever existed. My books were chosen as One Book/One Community reading selections in two states.
Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:
As a former educator, I know how to connect with students ages 10-18. I have worked with small creative writing classes to large junior high and high school classrooms and auditoriums. As a One Book/One Community presenter in two states, I am comfortable leading formal and informal presentations to groups representing a broad age range. My presentations are interactive, energetic and memorable.
Willing to travel
Education/College Preparation/Special Education