Somewhere in America a new teacher is sitting at their desk questioning whether or t they made the right decision to educate the youth of today. Many are tired of the bureaucracy of red tape needed to make a real change, while others are struggling with the emotional demands teachers endure for the next 180 days. In the memoir Behind the Desk: How I Survived My First Ten Years in Education, Franchesca Warren gives a holds barred look at her first ten years in education- the good, bad and ugly. A current public school teacher, Warren is passionate about the only way to help teachers survive is to let the real experts (veteran teachers) share their experiences with newer teachers. Behind the Desk tells a story of a new teacher's struggles through first hand stories of what really happens behind the desk when teachers have to learn by trial and fire . Written through first hand experiences, this book will make you laugh, cry and shout in frustration of what many teacher feel with the current education system. The heroes of Warren's riveting accounts are t some knight on a white horse, but are the fearless educators who wake up every morning to educate our youth despite their educational challenges. As discontent with teachers being blamed for everything wrong in education, Warren forces the public to really understand that teachers are the are changing lives behind the desk.
Franchesca Warren is the creator of The Educator's Room, LLC, where she uses that platform to share tools and resources educators can use to empower them in the classroom. After working in several inner-city high schools across the country for over ten years, she recognized that the true experts in education (teachers) were largely being ignored. In 2012 she held steadfast to this belief by writing her first educational book, Keep the Fire Burning: Avoiding Teacher Burnout. Throughout her career in education she's been named Teacher of the Year and a Difference Maker by her colleagues. In addition, she's been featured on Fox 5 News Atlanta, Fox 13 Memphis, The Jennifer Keitt Show, The Huffington Post and several other media outlets. A proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Franchesca loves to volunteer in helping young girls realize their value in her community. In her spare time you can find her running an occasional half-marathon and enjoying life with her three kids and husband in the metro Atlanta area. She lives by the motto, Success is failure turned inside out.