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Derek Randel, Dr. Jess Shatkin, Elaine Bickel, and students

Featured on Woman to Woman on March 21, 2009.

Derek Randel is a speaker, coach, and author who speaks nationally on how to remove the yelling from your home. how to protect your child from bullying and school violence, and options that are open to educators who are bullied by parents and students. As a national speaker on parenting and bullying, Derek uses common sense simple techniques that can be used immediately. Derek has been on numerous television and radio shows around the country. He shares his 12 years experience as a high school and middle school educator and has been nominated for a Disney American Teacher Award. Derek is also a certified step-family coach through the Step-Family Foundation in New York City.

He has written five books, including Attacking Our Educators and Stopping School Violence: The complete guide for parents and educators on handling bullying. It is a resource book that offers solutions to what every child and parent fears.

To read a sample of Derek Randel's work, click here.


Dr. Jess Shatkin is an expert in autism and ADHD treatment in children and adolescents. He is an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine. He directs the child and adolescent psychiatry residency-training program at the NYU Child Study Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center.

Shatkin is the recipient of numerous awards for health policy and education and was selected in 2004 as one of six nationwide American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Teaching Scholars. He also hosts a weekly radio program, "About Our Kids," on SIRIUS Satellite Radio's series, "Dr. Radio."


Elaine Bickel is principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Millington, Michigan. She has authored numerous Concordia Publishing House school curriculum materials and published articles in the Lutheran Woman's Quarterly, Guideposts, and other publications.

Bickel is a trained coordinator for Rainbows for All God's Children, a support group for children experiencing loss due to death or divorce. She also is an experienced youth and family life director.

Bickel and her husband, Jim, have two children and four grandchildren.


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