Saving Miss Oliver's


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Westwinds Press
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8.4 X 5.6 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Stephen Davenport has taught in both day and boarding schools and served as the head of The Country School in Madison, CT, and The Athenian School in Danville, CA, and the director of the boarding camp Cragged Mountain Farm. Early in his career, he earned The Capital Area Distinguished Teacher Award from Trinity College. He has consulted with independent schools, doing executive searches, leading professional development workshops for faculties, and coaching school heads. Davenport's been published in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Sunday travel section, and the Saturday Review and is now a full-time writer and volunteer, serving on the board of The Athenian School and of Aim High in the San Francisco Bay Area. He lives in Oakland, California.


"Some are called to serve in schools. Some are called to write. Davenport is called to both."
--Annie Dillard

"I was enthralled by the stories within the story, and moved to tears by the strength and bravery of the characters who so quickly became my friends. This is a story of struggle and disappointment, but most of all, it is a story about wisdom and hope."
--Jessie-lea Abbott, former Head of School, Katherine Delmar Burke School

"A fascinating novel, a school story vibrant with personalities, crises, hopes, idealism, laughter, tears, struggle and soaring spirit. The reader will care intensely about the persons and events in this book, the drama and comedy vividly alive in it."
--David Mallery

"Saving Miss Oliver's is one of those rare novels that not only entertains and engages its readers, but also serves as an excellent case study in leadership, management and organizational behavior. How unique it is to find such lessons in a novel, let alone a novel so well-crafted that the reader walks away feeling inspired to be a better manager, teacher, student and leader."
--Barbara B. Hines, Quill and Scroll, Howard University