Dr. Joyce Hollingsworth-Corpas earned her Doctor of Education Degree from Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of special education, where she has had the pleasure of working with students, families, and staff to ensure that appropriate programs and services are provided for students with disabilities. As a Special Education Supervisor, she also works closely with the Special Education Instructional Team responsible for providing feedback, information, professional development, and resources to assist and support staff with providing “specially designed instruction” for students with Individualized Educational Programs.
Dr. Corpas is also the Director of the Great Expectations Program, a “free” educational, faith-based leadership program for the youth that was initiated at her church, Community Baptist Church. She attended this church since she was a young child. This program affords her the opportunity to give back to the community, to work closely with families, and to help empower the youth to aspire for promising futures. She thanks God for everything, including her friends who are like family, her church family, her extended family, family members who have gone on to glory, and her immediate family members, who will always hold a special place in her heart, and especially her beloved Mark and Tori. It is with great appreciation and love that this book is dedicated to her father, Silvesta and her mother Audrey Margretta, who has “ALWAYS” been the wind beneath her wings. Thank you to all who have played an important role in my life and have provided me with my own “Precious Memories.”
Title by Dr. Joyce Hollingsworth-Corpas
Released: April 2022
The inspiration for the book, “Precious Memories” is to preserve the legacy of our beloved family members, in particular, family members who have been diagnosed with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease. Often times, family members pass on and we have never taken the time to really get to know their history, beliefs, thoughts, interests, talents, desires, etc. For example, recipes for our favorite foods or meals, and we never took the time to get the recipes to pass on to the next generation of family members. “Precious Memories” is also a wonderful way to interact and bond with family members on another level, especially with our patriarchs and matriarchs for our families, to explore interesting facts and to better understand and confirm our familial relationships.