Mary Montle Bacon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating with a B.A. in Spanish and French from Fordham University, she went on to earn a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Stanford University. Dr. Bacon spent 30 years of her career in education and brings a vast amount of experience to her current role as a full-time consultant. She has worked as a teacher in both elementary and secondary schools, a university instructor, a counselor, a psychologist, and an administrator.

In her work as the Unified Director of the Palo Alto School District Health/Human Services, Dr. Bacon supervised psychological services, welfare, substance abuse prevention and education, and family life services. As an instructor at the University of Santa Clara, Dr. Bacon taught graduate classes focusing on current trends in child development, including racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic issues. Her seven years as the Assistant Superintendent School District Director of a district serving students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds provided Dr. Bacon with valuable firsthand knowledge of how to work with impoverished children in the classroom.

As the owner of her company, Dr. Bacon is a powerful and engaging speaker, presenter, and consultant. She has provided consulting services for the State Departments of Education of North Carolina, Texas, California, Illinois, Virginia, and Missouri. She has also worked with school districts in 31 states, as well as corporate clients such as NASA, IBM, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Bacon has been the keynote speaker at many conferences, including the California Association of School Administrators, the National Association of Black School Educators, the Texas Elementary Principals Association, and the Virginia Educators Association.

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  • Learn about the culture of poverty and its values.
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  • Recognize the need to change teaching styles, instead of blaming impoverished students for their academic deficiencies.
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