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Jeanette Toomer

DDL, Inc.

Jeanette Toomer is an author, educator and literacy expert. She is the founder and CEO of Drama, Discovery and Learning, DDL. Her consultancy specializes in literacy education training for all grades integrating educational theater in teaching conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, literature analysis, effective communication and preventing sexual harassment in schools.
In 1994 she began her career as a staff developer and teacher  trainer in conflict resolution serving middle schools throughout the city. Since 2002, she has taught English language arts and literature, in New York’s public and charter high schools. She has integrated educational theater strategies into her teaching strategies to increase student engagement and to improve student achievement in literacy skills. Ms Toomer also taught Advanced Placement courses and first-year composition courses in local colleges.
Curriculum development is her area of expertise as she has written curricula for 10th-, 11th-, AP and 12th-grade courses. For the National Conference on Student Writing she created a popular social change research project based on Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.
Ms. Toomer holds a Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and  Master’s degrees in education from New York University and Touro College. Presently she serves on the board of the International Literacy Association.
Toomer, Jeanette. Precious Struggles, The Making of a 21st Century Woman. 2023.

Precious Struggles,

The Making of a 21st Century Woman

February 2023

Memoir

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“Writing is really a way of thinking - not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic, or just sweet.”

Toni Morrison

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Precious Struggles

Memoir

New York, NY

9172840614

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