Margaret Domnick has lived in Kansas all her life. She attended Kansas State and Wichita State Universities, earning a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology. She currently serves over 45 students in the public school system. Margaret authored her first book, Everybody Has Something, after witnessing many children struggle with issues that made them feel different from their peers. As a mother of four, she saw a need to educate all children about diversity and acceptance and is working toward filling that need. Margaret has been featured in newspaper and television articles, including Larry Hatteberg's People on KAKE 10 Wichita, KS., and enjoys speaking to elementary students about her book. Margaret's mission is to introduce children to diversity in a way they can understand, to nurture self esteem, and to promote acceptance of all people. Her book, Everybody Has Something, is appreciated by everyone because Everybody Has Something...enjoy!
Margaret had the opportunity to present at the Young Readers' Conference last October (2006) in Hays, Kansas and loved it! She spoke about her book and her personal experiences with child self esteem issues and feelings of being different. She connected well with her audience. Margaret held 8 discussion groups and had two hour-long autographing sessions over a two day period. "I loved talking with the students and meeting the other authors" Margaret states. "I hope I get to come back for the next conference!"
Margaret also participated in the first annual Kansas Book Festival in Wichita, KS last Fall (Sept. 2006). She was among several authors meeting with students, teachers, and families and signing books in the outdoor stadium. "I really enjoyed visiting with the families. Everyone really seemed to appreciate the concept of Everybody Has Something. It was a great way to promote reading and have fun".
Margaret traveled to St. Peters Missouri last May, and visited with over 1,000 students! She has received e-mail after e-mail telling her how powerful her presentation was and how many lives she touched. She enjoys school visits more than any other part of her schedule. The kids at St. Peters were wonderful!!
Margaret's most recent speaking event was at Chinn Elementary in Kansas City Missouri. She was highlighted in the Chinn Review and on the mom2mom webiste (www.mom2mom.com). She enjoyed visiting with some parents and teachers after the event. She hopes to spend more of her time traveling to schools to share her message of acceptance and diversity.