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Cecilia Casrill Dartez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, and is a certified elementary school teacher in the state of Louisiana. Ms. Dartez is also a certified teacher of the educable mentally retarded, and has done graduate study in reading instruction at Tulane University and graduate study in psychology at Princeton University.
As a former elementary school teacher, a teacher of memoir writing classes
, a licensed Tour Guide, Ms. Dartez is now a talented writer and gifted speaker, entertaining and educating schoolchildren with her colorful lectures on the history and culture of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans. She is a popular storyteller for schools, libraries, and organizations. She is also a guide for children's historical tours with the Hermann-Grima/Gallier Houses, original mid 19th century house-museums in the French Quarter.

Previously published books (Jenny Giraffe's stories also on cassette tape, read by the author) :
bulletJenny Giraffe Discovers the French Quarter
bulletJenny Giraffe and the Streetcar Party
bulletJenny Giraffe Discovers Papa NoŽl
bulletJenny Giraffe's Mardi Gras Ride
bulletThe Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book
bulletA Marmac Guide to New Orleans (Editor)
bulletL is for Louisiana

Cecilia Casrill Dartez is available for school, library and other special appearances. Please contact Cecilia Casrill Dartez


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