Thursday, August 12, 6:00 p.m.
Author of No One Left Behind. Join us as Dr. Pitton discusses her book and experience stranded at Machu Pichu.
Debra Eckerman Pitton, Ph. D, has served as a high school and middle level language arts teacher as well as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Learning and as an elected member of her local school board. She is retired from the faculty of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN where she served 22 years in the education department. She taught middle school methods and philosophy; secondary methods and supervised student teachers.
Dr. Pitton received her undergraduate degree in Communication, her M.Ed. in Language Arts and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. She has authored three previous books: Stories of Student Teaching, Mentoring the Novice Teachers, and Case Studies for Supervision. She has published numerous articles and conducted workshops on mentoring, literature circles and communication skills for school districts across the country as well as given presentations at national educational conferences.
Dr. Pitton’s focus on globalization and service learning led her to develop international courses, where students worked in local communities teaching English. It was during one such course in Peru that the experience shared in her current book, No One Left Behind, took place.
Dr. Pitton currently works part time at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, and lives in Bloomington, MN, with her husband, Jon. They have three grown children and one granddaughter. She enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin.
Back cover of book:
No One Left Behind, Deb Pitton’s personal account of what was to become a legendary study abroad trip is filled with humor and honesty. She spares no detail when it comes to describing the rewards and challenges of traveling with a group of college students who are seeing (most of them for the first time) a less privileged side of life. Those revelations, which are often noticed and