Dr. Donald and Mrs. Mary Anne DraayerWelcome to my Web site.  My purpose is make your acquaintance, share books I have written (and how to access them), and prompt dialogue as the spirit moves. 

My most recent book, Powerful Potential of Parent(s): A Child's First, Best and Only Lifelong teacher, is a handbook for parents at every stage of life.

Born into poverty in 1935, raised on a vegetable farm in southern Minnesota, and educated in public schools from grade one to the doctorate in education, I taught in elementary, middle, high school, and higher education settings.  I also served as principal in elementary, middle, and high school settings, followed by assistant superintendent and superintendent positions for 24 years in Minnetonka School District.  We lived and worked in Illinois, Michigan, Japan (four years), and Minnesota and have traveled throughout the United States and overseas.

The last fifteen years of my professional life of 52 years I have been an educational consultant, speaking and writing nationally, lecturing at the University of Minnesota, and working with numerous clients in and out of education.  Many honors have been bestowed on me including National Superintendent of the Year in 1990.

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