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Bio for Clifton A. Casteel
    Author, Researcher and Teacher

Clifton A Casteel, Author, Researcher and Educator


Clifton A. Casteel is an educator and nationally renowned academic satistical researcher with the Jefferson Parish Public School System, Jefferson Parish, LA. where he was also a teacher. He as authored and published numerous articles for peer-review. Casteel's article, "Teacher-Student Interactions and race in integrated classrooms", TheJournal of Educational Research (1998) has received national acclaim and recognition. Castel was born in Idabel, Oklahoma and now lives in Monroe,

Education Studies and Degrees: Tulane University of Louisiana. Southeastern University of LA., Langston University of Okla.



Jefferson Parish Public School System of LA. Instructor and Education Researcher. He taught special education, science and did research. His research focused on investigating the effects of schooling on children's academic outcome and improving teacher-student interactions. He is the author of more than ten scholarly publications in the areas of reading improvement, attitudes of students, student motivation, and teacher-student interaction.

F.W.Woolworth, Inc. Management.

Parent-Child Early Developmental Center (PCEDC), under the guidance of Family Health and Planning and Tulane University, New Orleans. Project Director. PCEDC was overwhelmingly recognized as one of the best Parent-Early Childhood Educational Developmental Program Centers in America as noted by the (National Education Association). ' PCEDC' was one of three pilot research programs in America and was funded entirely by the Federal Government with volunteer input from the community. The educational goal [thesis] was to validate much studied data that under-scored children's perceptual skills are most enhanced from birth to three years of age and their cognitive abilities are not necessary determined by genetics. Parents or caretakers were involved in everyday instructions. A young child's mental development is inarguably correlated to early intervention, such as using facial gestures, talking and reading with a child. In conclusion: After three years, all three groups (average age, three-years) were tested for cognitive skills. Both treated groups were parallel with their middle-class white peers, and significantly ahead of the control group. The result appeared on National Television. PCEDC is used as a paradigm for early childhood programs. (Under the direction of Family Health and Planing-Tulane University). 

Marriott Corp., LTD. Personnel.

Loyola University of New Orleans. Instructor.

Xavier University of New Orleans. Director of Student Activities.

Beggs Oklahoma Independent School System. Teacher.

Campaign Manager and Speech Writer for New Orleans City Council District Candidate.


Volunteerism and Humanitarian Accolades

Co-founder of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New Orleans. Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program of New Orleans. Casteel is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards: HOSPICE of Greater Orleans, Urban League; Children's Hospital, Sheriff of Orleans Parish Prison. Brainchild of Operational H.O.P.E. (Help Our Prison Emerge). Operation H.O.P.E. received national review and was featured on NBC Today Show as well as numerous local and national newspapers.


Published BOOK/NOVEL (2009): "A Lady's Heart and Soul: My Life as a Colored-Negro-Black-African-American." The author was invited to appear and discuss his novel at the 2009, national acclaim, "TOM DENT BOOK FESTIVAL" sponsored by the New Orleans Friends of the Library. Various reviews from Gramblingnite Newspaper and other sources.This novel is also sold as an E-Book at Amazon.com and other book outlets.