Educator Colin Moore finds creative balance through writing
Teacher Colin Robert Moore found a creative way to balance life and work by using decades of education experience to write a children’s book. Under the pen name C. Robert Moore, the teacher-penned book helps children learn about self-image.
The book, “Patrick the Pudgy Penguin,” can be purchased through various online book retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
How long have you worked for CDCR? What did you do before becoming a teacher at PVSP?
I’ve worked for CDCR for 14 years. Prior to that I taught middle school, community college, and also at a university in Korea.
Outside of work, what hobbies do you enjoy?
Outside of work I enjoy camping, fishing, and playing guitar.
Have you written any other books? Do you plan to write more books in the future?
I hope to retire in about 5-7 years and am hoping to start a second career as a writer; writing children’s books seemed like a fun way to begin.
I’ve written a second book about a moose who escapes from the zoo, but I need to find someone to illustrate it for me – my artistic ability is limited.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Teaching for CDCR has been extremely rewarding and I’d like to think I’ve had a positive impact on the inmates who have gone through my GED class, but after I retire I’d like to work from home, and writing seems to be an ideal work-from-home occupation.
By Don Chaddock, Inside CDCR editor
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