Bullies Among Us
Corrine Beasley is a retired school teacher who has decided to make it her goal to help resolve the ongoing issue of bullying in her community.
This fictional account shows how she first helps three young students who are being bullied deal with their problems. She then becomes an advocate for other students who are being bullied. As a result of her helping these students, she is asked to speak to the students at the area schools, bringing to light the problems caused by bullies. After she has worked with the various schools in her community, she is approached by the local chief of police, who wants her to work with juvenile and adult inmates who have gotten into trouble because of bullying.
Although the story is a work of fiction, the problems addressed are very real. If a program such as this one was to be implemented in our schools, and the problem of bullying was to be addressed and eradicated, life would become much easier for a large group of our population.
About D. K. Graham (St. Joseph, Missouri Author)
Working with words has been a major part of D. K. Graham’s career as she worked as a proofreader and classified advertising salesperson for several newspapers across the nation, and as a temporary line editor for the Petoskey (Michigan) News Review. She holds a certificate of completion from the Parish School of Classified Advertising, where she learned copywriting for successful advertising.
She was also the editor and publisher of the school district newsletter for the Hiawatha, Kansas Unified School District 415, where she was secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for sixteen years. During her junior high and high school years, she had poems published in the local (Camarillo Daily News) newspaper, was the historian for the Horizon Club (senior Campfire Girls) Camarillo, California chapter, and was responsible for having the monthly meeting articles published in the local newspaper. She was senior class editor of her high school year book.
She spent one year at Ventura (CA) Junior College, where she majored in English. She is retired from her position as an administrative assistant for a geotechnical engineering and construction testing firm in Reno, Nevada. She has three grown daughters and two grandchildren. She lives in St. Joseph, Missouri with her husband Walter and their Maine coon cat Lucy Marie. Her friends and family just call her K.