Every educator can leave a lasting impression, marking a child's life for the better. Every educator can inspire students to envision themselves as greater than their current limitations. Every educator can instill timeless values into young people that will blossom into tomorrow's leaders. Beginning with a deliberate and committed shift of mind, this book asserts that no matter the obstacles, every educator can make an enduring impact. Dr. Jo l N ez is a New Jersey state licensed clinical psychologist. In 1996, he earned a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Psychology from Drew University in Madison, NJ. He earned a full scholarship to study psychology at Penn State University in University Park, PA. As a graduate student, he was awarded the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans on the basis of scholarly merit, academic promise, and potential to contribute to public life in America. Dr. N ez graduated in 2003 with a Ph.D. in Psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ in Piscataway, NJ. Following internship, he worked as a bilingual clinical psychologist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Secaucus, NJ, earning his license to practice psychology in 2006. Presently, Dr. N ez works as a consultant psychologist at a residential facility in Totowa, NJ, where he treats adolescents and adults living with developmental disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness, and other life challenges. He also provides clinical supervision for psychologists-in-training at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Most recently, Dr. N ez began a private practice in Jersey City where he treats individuals, couples, and families facing various challenges in living. Finally, Dr. N ez serves as an elder at the Cityline Church of Jersey City where he teaches and provides professional pastoral counseling. He, his wife, and three children live in Northern New Jersey.