Tales out of School


More Tales out of School
Book ONE
Author: Dr. Marc Crail
Sea Hill Press
ISBN: 978-1-937720-63-6
Pub Date: June 1, 2021
Retail Price: $16.95

More Tales out of School
Book One
Author: Dr. Marc Crail
ISBN: 978-1-937720-63-6

Marc Crail’s  Tales out of School is the first book in the series of four.

Marc Robertson was a confused elementary education major scheduled to graduate from Kent State University. When the May 4, 1970 campus shootings shattered the nation and the world, Marc struggled to land a teaching job.

Through a stroke of good luck he was offered a temporary position teaching sixth grade at Walnut Creek Elementary School in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. Despite culture shock and a string of rookie mistakes he makes a go of his opportunity. Luckily Marc finds a network of support from his boss as well as his colleagues. He is also able to form strong bonds with his students and their parents who look past his foibles and insecurities.

Ultimately he finds his footing and settles into his chosen career and his uniquely wonderful new town.

Tales out of School is the first book in a four-book series written by Mark Crail and published by Sea Hill Press.


Dr. Marc Crail enjoyed a thirty-five-year career as a teacher, principal, and school superintendent in northern Ohio. Marc graduated from the University of Akron Magna Cum Laude in 1974 and began teaching at Wayne Elementary in Wooster, Ohio. In 1990, he became superintendent of Richmond Heights Local Schools, just west of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. In 1993, Marc moved on to head the Kent City Schools in Portage County, Ohio, where he stayed for over thirteen years.

Marc taught as part of the adjunct faculty for Kent State University and was a member of the Goodyear Educational Leadership Network. He also chaired the Portage County United Way Board and served on the Boy Scout Council Board.

In October of 2007, Marc retired from public education. He and his wife, Jayn, moved to Mount Dora, Florida, and they both joined the Animals, Science and the Environment education team at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom where they have worked for over thirteen years. Marc has been an Interpretive Naturalist for ten years for the Lake County Florida Water Authority. He is currently serving his third term on the Mount Dora City Council in Florida.

Jayn and Marc have been married for forty-six years and have two sons, Jon and Dan, two amazing daughters-in-law, and two granddaughters.


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