Paul Cicchini

Paul Cicchini
Paul Cicchini (photo)

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®.

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Teach the Essentials of Good Character with The Essentialz (cover)

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Kids think they need to be super to conquer the challenges holding them back from being heroic in everyday life. In Teach the Essentials of Good Character with The Essentialz®, kids will learn how to master simple but essential character skills like the 12 superheroes who are The Essentialz.

The Essentialz

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The Essentialz is the story of four groups of racially-diverse teenagers from four different areas of America who love extreme sports such as deep-sea diving, rappelling, and sky diving as much as they love learning.