ouglas Haddad is an award-winning middle school teacher, best-selling author, and wellness expert. He is the author of the best-selling book The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child’s Full Potential. He has taught over 2,000 students in his 17 years as an educator, working with children from all different backgrounds and abilities. He has worked with parents to help them better understand and communicate with their children in a loving way and help them reach their potential.
Through his innovative teaching styles and educational games, music, and videos he has originally created for children, Douglas has helped different learners become motivated, set goals, self-manage, learn how to make good choices, become happy, healthy, self-reliant and stable-minded, and navigate through peer pressures to overcome the many challenges that they are faced with each day.
Douglas is also a blogger, contributing writer, and has been featured in many national print and online outlets. He was recognized as the 2016-2017 Simsbury, Connecticut Teacher of the Year and has been named a 2017 Connecticut Teacher-Ambassador for Public Education. In addition to his work as a writer and educator, Douglas has worked as a coach, personal trainer, nutrition counselor, tai chi ch’uan and reiki master, one-on-one mentor, and tutor. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist for elite athletes. Douglas has also been featured in NEA Today and the CEA Advisor for his unique contributions in education.”