Dr. Jackie Smith Speaking & Signing STARTING POINT
Sometimes defeat seems inevitable and then something changes the odds…How does a child born into an abusive and neglectful home cope with childhood? This is a story all too common. Such a childhood can destroy a human; yet against incredible odds some of life’s struggles can be overcome and be an inspiration to others.
Those who read Starting Point By Dr. Jackie Smith will be captivated by this first book in a three-part series, which follows a childhood of hardship and despair into a surprising future. Often a bright future comes to those who least expects, but perhaps most deserve it. How will her story end? A child’s refusal to accept surrender and failure proves that hope and courage abound in even the most unlikely of souls. It took many years for the author to find the courage to share her story. It will be difficult for readers to forget.
Dr. Jackie Smith is a motivational speaker, a teaching-principal of a small private elementary school in south Austin, Texas. She is also the director of an adjoining pre-school learning center. She has earned a G.E.D., a B.A.in Criminal Justice and Psychology, a M.S. in Educational Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis on education.