Salome Thomas-EL is a national
education expert, media consultant, and former award-winning teacher and
principal in Philadelphia.
He has motivated thousands of parents and students to embrace the philosophy
that education and hard work come before success. Thomas-EL received national
acclaim as a teacher and chess coach, and his students have gone on to become
National Chess Champions. He is a
national board member of America’s
Foundation for Chess and keynotes scores of school district convocations,
national and state conferences, and motivational presentations for students
around the country. He has been called
“An American Icon” by Reader’s Digest
magazine and received the distinguished Martin Luther King Award. Principal EL is a regular guest contributor
on the first season of The Dr. Oz Show
and frequently appears on C-SPAN, CNN, and NPR Radio. His first book, I Choose to Stay, was optioned by Disney
Films. Learn more about Salome and his students at www.ichoosetostay.com.