Author Paul Cicchini, M.Ed., Ed.S., NCSP is a nationally-certified school psychologist practicing in New Jersey. He specializes in character education and is the only school psychologist on the East Coast to be certified in the new field of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)/Character Ed (Rutgers Univ. 2016).
Much like his hero Cyrano de Bergerac, Paul aspires to be a well-rounded Renaissance man. His list of personal accomplishments includes cable television host (Cars Weekly Video Magazine-Philadelphia), sports journalist, humorist, adjunct professor, martial artist, fencer, semi-pro football player, high school football coach, collegiate football scout, guidance counselor, Templar Knight (rank of Knights Commander), Washington lobbyist for education, webmaster, and author of “The world’s first Inspirational-Satire mashup novel.” That novel, GODSMACKED, was long-listed for the Inspy Awards in 2013.
His second novel, YOUNG CYRANO, is the fictionalized account of the teenage life of Cyrano de Bergerac. It received a five-star rating from the respected READERS’ FAVORITE website.
Paul’s latest novel, THE ESSENTIALZ is about a team of teenage superheroes that undergo the same challenges as modern teens.