Taunton, MA… Diane Kozak, the former Chief Executive Officer/President of the Taunton Federal Credit Union, met with a group of 120 students at the Parker Middle School on Thursday, February 26th to discuss the importance of reading and writing skills in regard to future career success. By sharing her experiences with finding employees for the credit union, she explained how reading develops imagination and why she believes this talent is so important in today’s workplace. She also offered advice on choosing a career path and how education is the foundation for future career success. Through the generosity of the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation, Inc, each student received an autographed copy of her novel…Full Circle 911.
Diane Kozak is a volunteer speaker at public schools and youth organizations throughout the area. Recent appearances include a “tour” of the Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Boston, Kuss Middle School in Fall River and three middle schools in the Boston School system. “I love talking to young people about their futures and why the decisions they make today will influence their ability to make their dreams come true. When they hear about my background and experiences through the public school system, they realize that we are all capable of achieving our own personal idea of success if we take advantage of the fine education that is offered to us.”
Diane Kozak coordinated this visit with Melanie Ahern who is a 7th grade reading teacher at the Parker Middle School. She also worked with Michele Roberts at the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation, Inc on special funding for this event. “Melanie, Michele and I agree that my visit will have more impact if every student is given a copy of my book. The book will not only encourage them to read, it will also be a reminder to them that reading is a critical component of their educational foundation.”
To learn more about Kozak and her first novel, visit www.dianekozak.com. Full Circle 911 is published by Sunpiper Publications @ www.sunpipermedia.com.