Thelma Farley is a nationally-acclaimed child and adolescent development
specialist, who at various times in her career has served as a consultant to
the Federal Department of Education and public school districts in areas of Elementary and Secondary school reform. Farley is the creator and primary author of EPIC: a nation wide self esteem program for children, parents and teachers. Farley served as a classroom teacher as well as a curriculum
developer for the Buffalo Public School system in Buffalo, New York until she moved to California in 1983. At that time she co-founded Beacon Day School serving as the Director of Education and Executive Director. During her tenure
at Beacon Day School she consulted with East Bay public school districts
providing teacher training and expertise on creating developmentally-responsive curriculum. Trained as an educator, Thelma’s expertise in child development made her a sought-after speaker on parenting issues. As a result, Thelma began a series of workshops which today are known as Thelma Talks. Besieged by parents to put her humor-wrapped wisdom in a book, Thelma published her book in 2009 for parents, grandparents and people working with children.