025: Foster Heroes Series [with guest, author & retired teacher Sylvia Santos]
Author and retired school teacher, Sylvia Santos and I discuss her book series entitled: Foster Heroes Series. Sylvia will discuss her challenges and successes as a school teacher, her inspiration and motivations behind her book series, and her upcoming journey as a foster parent.
Sylvia Santos retired from teaching in 2009, when she had a vision of writing the Foster Heroes Series. During her 30 years of teaching grammar school, Sylvia was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award for Muroc Unified School District in California and the Star Award, given by the Superintendent. She was blessed to have taught gifted, talented, children—including some who lived in foster homes. Her goal is to teach everyone acceptance for who we are and where we come from. She is honored to have worked with dedicated teachers and fantastic principals, who all placed children at the center of their hearts, and was especially inspired by one of her principals, Mollie Graham, who taught everyone a love for words.
But Sylvia's post retirement visions didn't stop there! She also began a health and wellness business: Team Vitality by Vi. Health is Sylvia's priority and she loves promoting products that help everyone stay fit and healthy.
Mother of two, grandmother to six beautiful grandsons, and one adorable granddaughter, Sylvia's oldest grandson will soon make her a great-grandma! Sylvia is thrilled, and looking forward to this new chapter in her life.
Her new career as a children's book author began with a fresh wave of elevated energy. Sylvia's goal is to touch the lives of everyone who reads her stories, and gets to know her characters and watch them grow.
Sylvia lives in California where she enjoys promoting health and wellness throughout the community, and networking with as many people as possible. She has a blast conducting a community workout session every Saturday at a local community park, where she promotes fitness, health and a youthful lifestyle.
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