- BSC, Social Work, University of Nevada, Reno
- MAEd, Elementary Education, University of Phoenix, Reno
- MAEd, Administration and Supervision, University of Phoenix, Reno
Sally D’Ault has been a teacher with WCSD for 10 years. She has taught Kinder – 4th Grade and has tutored children in 4 – 6th grade. She holds a BSc from UNR in Social Work, a MAEd in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and a MAEd in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. She currently teaches First Grade at Dodson Elementary School in Reno. When not teaching she enjoys spending time with her young family and traveling.
Editing, Creative Nonfiction, Journalism, Ghostwriting
- Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, emphasis in creative nonfiction, Bennington College.
Nana-Ama Danquah is an author, editor, freelance journalist, ghostwriter, public speaker, actress, and teacher. Her groundbreaking memoir, Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression (W.W. Norton & Co.) was hailed by the Washington Post as “A vividly textured flower of a memoir, one of the finest to come along in years.” A native of Ghana, Ms. Danquah is the editor of four anthologies: Becoming American: Personal Essays by First Generation Immigrant Women (Hyperion); Shaking the Tree: New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women (W.W. Norton & Co.); The Black Body (Seven Stories Press); and Accra Noir (Akashic), as part of their popular noir series.
Her articles have been published in newspapers, journals, and magazines, such as the Africa Report, the Village Voice, the Los Angeles Times, Allure and Essence. Her essays and poems have been heavily anthologized and used in high school and university textbooks.
As a ghostwriter and editor, Ms. Danquah has worked with celebrities and other high-profile individuals in the worlds of entertainment, business and politics, writing and editing book proposals as well as full-length books. Many of these have been New York Times bestsellers. From 2012-2016, she was the International Speechwriter for H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the President of Ghana, her birth country. In that capacity, Ms. Danquah wrote four United Nations General Assembly speeches, several State of the Nation addresses, and various speeches delivered by President Mahama at high-level conferences, meetings and panels.
A highly sought-after speaker herself, Ms. Danquah has delivered keynote speeches and addresses at dozens of conferences and gatherings throughout the world. She has been featured at the Carter Center; Barnard College; University of Ghana, Legon; University of California, Los Angeles; Vanderbilt University; Hamline University, and many other institutions. She has taught at Otis College of Arts and Sciences, Antioch College’s MFA in Creative Writing program, and the NYU in Ghana program. At the University of Ghana, she was a Visiting Scholar at the School of Communication Studies and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English. Additionally, she taught Creative Writing for the City of Manhattan Beach, California as a California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence, and Poetry to grades K-12 in the Los Angeles Unified School District as a California Poet-in-the-Schools.
Ms. Danquah is based in Southern California.
- MFA, Bennington College
After graduating from Columbia University (BSEE) and Hamilton College (BA -Mathematics) in the joint “3-2” Program, Chuck went on to the University of Rochester, where he received an MBA in Finance and Marketing.. He then went on to a 40+ year career with Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, with a focus on product development of consumer and industrial products.
He held positions of increasing responsibility with Litton Industries, Rockwell International Corporation, Maytag Corporation and Masco Corporation, where he retired in 2007 as Group President – Architectural Products, after having been President of Delta Faucet Company , Division of Masco, from 1988-1999. As Group President-Architectural, he was lead executive in acquiring for Masco and managing companies such as Behr Paint, Milgard Windows, Masterchem Industries Ltd., Vapor Technologies, Inc., and a number of additional consumer durable and related technology companies, domestic and foreign. The Architectural Products Group posted sales of several Billion Dollars per year and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia under his direction. Chuck has held, or continues to hold positions on the Board of Directors of six different private, multi-generational for-profit companies. He was previously a member of the SNC Board of Trustees from 2003-2010, with specialty in Finance and Administration. He has guest lectured at Anderson University, Michigan State University and University of Toledo on Leadership.
Recently widowed of his wife of 48 years, Chuck has two grown daughters and six grandchildren. You’ll see him hiking on the Tahoe Rim trail with his brown and white Dalmatian “Blaze”. Chuck has been part of the Incline Community since 2000