Profile: Edward Avinger

About This Author

Edward Avinger is a charismatic public presenter and speaker, a multi-state licensed Educator and Administrator, a successful entrepreneur executive, an author and a proud parent. Born in the Speer Village Housing Projects in Passaic, New Jersey he escaped a trauma sensitive life by staying focused and never giving up. During the 80's & 90's Mr. Avinger successfully owned a string of college and commercial bookstores in New Jersey. He served as an appointed voting board member of the City of Passaic’s Library Board. Mr. Avinger co-founded a juvenile delinquency employment training non-profit, The Downtown Merchants Corporation in Passaic New Jersey and appeared on the local news. For more than seven years, he has taught in two of the most challenging city schools in the state of Delaware, Bancroft and Elbert-Palmer. Currently, he is the Academic Dean of Students - Assistant to the Principal at a Wilmington Delaware city school. His unique bi-racial experiences, urban and suburban experiences, poverty and middle class experiences along with his social and community advocacy – has enabled him to touch, alter and enhance many lives. Mr. Avinger attended Rutgers University in Newark New Jersey and transferred to Temple University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in U.S. History with honors. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Goddard College in Vermont, and a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Wilmington University in Delaware. Mr. Avinger is currently matriculating at Wilmington University as a Doctoral Student in Educational Leadership. He has two precious daughters, 26 & 25 and two amazing sons, 8 and 11. He resides in New Castle, Delaware where he enjoys his family time.

This Author's Books

True stories told with introductory inspirations, reflections and personal story narratives, this riveting autobiographical inspirational story shares the transformative journey of a traumatized six year old biracial boy's life in a crime ridden housing p....
ISBN: 9781788765176
Published: 14 September 2018