The residents in Huntington Beach, California, always perceive Natalie Elliott as someone who would never say no to anything. She has always been someone to embrace a new opportunity and be recognized for it. Natalie Elliott is a proud UCLA and Concordia University degree holder. She has worked on educating elementary students for 15 years, a believer of social justice education. At present, Natalie has collaborated with one of her third-grade students, Naomi Nicole Davis.
Naomi Nicole Davis resides in Urbandale, Iowa, along with her parents, sister, and precious dog. She is a girl who loves art, swimming, cheering, and organizing. Naomi views art as an outlet of expression. She dreams of becoming an Interior Designer when she grows up.
Natalie Elliott met Naomi when she was teaching in Iowa. Their vibes created an indestructible connection that bonded them even outside the four corners of their classroom. Natalie saw potential in Naomi, and she wanted to nurture it as an educator and as a role model. When Natalie’s aunt passed away this year, she wanted to pay tribute to the good deeds she has instilled in her life. Natalie felt the urge to write a book.
For Natalie, doing something different that will honor her aunt’s legacy will hopefully inspire and empower other people to pursue and work on their dreams, despite meeting some roadblocks along the way. Natalie remembered the potential she saw in Naomi’s work, and an idea suddenly popped out. From that moment, they decided to work together and showcase both of their talents.
The book “Peny’s Purse” contained all Naomi’s artwork while all the texts are from Natalie’s creative juices. It illustrates the life of Natalie’s aunt, who was nicknamed “Peny.” She died at age 88 in May. Natalie dramatically appreciates all the contributions done by Naomi. Even at a young age, she showed how worthy she is of the God-given talent that she possesses. The said book proceeds will help support Naomi’s college fund while combating book poverty throughout low-income communities nationwide.
In an attempt to convince the readers about this book’s real motive, Natalie remains true to her goals, and that is to encourage these readers to pursue their dreams. Natalie values integrity, and it is evident in the book. Years from now, she sees herself as an educator with more new extraordinary accomplishments to be proud of.
Natalie was also awarded “Teacher of the Year” for the Los Angeles Unified School District and “LA County Teacher of the Year.” These awards always remind her to do her best. Natalie is also a firm believer in children empowering the nation. She believes in their potential, and she will never hesitate to invest in them.
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