Paul Cicchini, Ed.S., NCSP, is a school psychologist in the Camden School District, Camden, New Jersey. He was mentored by Rutgers professor Dr. Maurice Elias, and is now one of the few school psychologists in the country who is certified in School Leadership/Character Education. Cicchini is the author of the novels Young Cyrano, Godsmacked, and The Essentialz. He emphasizes elements of character education in his stories. His love of superheroes is what inspired him to create these characters and write The Essentialz and to create the curriculum Teach the Essentials of Good Character with the Essentialz®.