Author,  Educator  &  Motivational  Speaker 

Glen Mourning 

Meet the author, educator and speaker

Glen Mourning is an educator and author. Crunchy Life Kid's books are his most popular work that consist of a 5 part series written for children ages 8 and up. As the oldest of his mother's five children, Glen's books tie in life memories,  a spin on traditional fairy tales as well as his imagination to create heartfelt and mesmerizing stories. 

Glen was blessed with the opportunity to lead by example where he would become the first of two generations to not only graduate from high school, but to complete a masters degree in pursuit of his dream of becoming a teacher. 

In 2005 Glen earned a Full- Athletic Scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut where he would make the "All Big East Conference Academic Honor roll for two years in a row before graduating and attending Grad School at the University of Bridgeport. In 2010 Glen finished his masters degree in Elementary Ed. and was named the Student teacher of the year at the University of Bridgeport. 

          More About Glen 

     At the beginning of his teaching career, Glen worked along side of the nationally renowned educational contributor Dr. Steve Perry, star of the CNN special "Black in America II" and the host of TV One's "Save our Sons".  As an elementary teacher at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford Connecticut, Glen managed to brilliantly inspire the lives of hundreds of students in his tenure as an educator and football coach.

    For the past several years Glen has worked as a language arts teacher where his creativity and brilliant approaches to learning have captured national attention . Glen has been featured in Ebony Magazine, People's Magazine as well as other nationally recognized news and media outlets. Glen has also written for PBS Teachers as an educational contributor.  Glen's other books include "Care More Than Us: The Young People's Guide to Success" which  is accompanied by the "Young People's Guide to Success Student Workbook".  These tools are great for building habits for successful futures as well as strong social and emotional skills. Glen has also partnered up to facilitate professional development workshops for teachers and school counselors. Through focusing on building culturally responsive classrooms and school communities, the couple intend on supporting and strengthening  schools around the country one Mo(u)rning, at a time!

     Glen's greatest accomplishments are not those that have occurred on the playing fields across America but rather with his promise to his family that he has kept for the last seven years which was to become the motivation for his students that have come from similar circumstances.