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Thomas L. Yankus EDUCATION B.S. Health and Physical Education University of Tampa, Tampa, FL 1971 M. ED School Administration University of Tampa, Tampa, FL 1977 Gifted Education Certification North Georgia College and State Univ., Dahlonega, GA 1982 EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE Educational Career – total of 43 years in Florida and Georgia 12 years - Private School, 25 years - Public Schools, 6 years - Adjunct Faculty, North Georgia College and State University Classroom Instructional Experience 1967 - 1979 Middle School Gr. 5 - 8 Social Studies and Science 1982 -1986 Middle School Gifted 1998 - 2004 Middle School Gifted Gr. 5-8, Elementary School Gifted Gr. 2-5 Administrative Experience: 1976- 1979 Part Time Assistant Principal, Diocese of Florida 1980 - 1982 Principal K-12, Union County, GA 1986 - 1988 Assistant Principal High School, Forsyth County, GA 1988 - 1991 Assistant Principal K-5, Forsyth County, GA 1991 - 1998 Principal K-5, Cumming Elementary, Forsyth County, GA 2004 - Present Adjunct Professor, North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, GA Supervisor of Practicum and Student Teachers SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND RECOGNITIONS 1972 - 1975 Publicity Director, City of St. Petersburg, FL. 1974, 1978 Coach of the Year, Diocese of FL 1976 - 1979 Dean of Students, Holy Name Academy, Gulfport, FL 1972 - 1975 Weekly Columnist for St. Petersburg Independent News 1992 Certification in Educational Data Collection, Georgia State Dept. of Education Author and recipient of space grant, Race to the Future, sponsoring five students to Study and visit at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX 1994 Author and recipient of Handicap Grant Fund to develop handicap accessible playground 1995 Recognized as Citizen of the Year for Forsyth County, GA 1982 -1995 Free Lance Writer - North Georgia local newspapers 1997 - 2007 Columnist writer for Dahlonega Nugget Newspaper 1998 - 2007 Juried Folk Artist, Numerous awards including First Place, Bele Cher Art Festival 2003, Ashville, NC 2006 Certified Evaluator for Teacher Performance Record, University of Virginia

Your Man Literally Does Have a One Track Mind Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life
March 18, 2011 – 7:06 AM | 2 Comments
Your Man Literally Does Have a One Track Mind  Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life

February’s Cosmo had a headline that caught my eye. The article was titled “101 Things About Men.” Yes, I read Cosmopolitan. I also subscribe and read Men’s and Women’s Health and …

Love Without Fear (Circa 1947) Love Without Fear (Circa 2011 and Beyond) “Mr. Tom”
January 28, 2011 – 8:42 AM | 3 Comments
Love Without Fear (Circa 1947)  Love Without Fear (Circa 2011 and Beyond)  “Mr. Tom”

True story! This past Saturday I visited St. Peter’s Episcopalian Church on beautiful Amelia Island, Florida. This church youth group was raising money for an annual retreat selling “stuff” at a yard …

Not a Goodbye My Friend… Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (15th In Series)
October 18, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
Not a Goodbye My Friend… Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (15th In Series)

“I’ve learned that everyone wants to be special to someone.” (Anon)

You have tried to describe me to your friends. “He is old enough to be my father but he …

“Marriage 101” The Ultimate Financial Arrangement Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (14th in Series)
September 24, 2010 – 6:03 AM | 7 Comments
“Marriage 101” The Ultimate Financial Arrangement Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (14th in Series)

Let me first state that I’m not from your generation. I’m 63 years “young” wondering how this happened to me so fast? Damn it, I don’t feel 63? I certainly …

Play Together, Stay Together Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (13th in Series)
August 25, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Play Together, Stay Together Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (13th in Series)

Recently, I played golf with a true novice and she enjoyed partaking in this only sport where one can play, drink a beer (or two) and cuss lots while playing 18 holes …

“A Little Diddy, About Jack and Diane” Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (12th in Series)
August 4, 2010 – 6:07 AM | 3 Comments
“A Little Diddy, About Jack and Diane” Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (12th in Series)

“I love you, Diane, and I want to marry you.”
Jack was a baseball star and phenom in this West Coast Florida city. Eleven no-hitters were part of his resume through the youth leagues into high …

Skinny Dippin’! Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (11th in Series)
July 19, 2010 – 6:46 AM | 8 Comments
Skinny Dippin’! Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (11th in Series)

I had promised to Mama Lori a column for my next scheduled days of my “Sunshine Mama’s” blog. Hopes and promises need to be kept. By the way, the McCluskey’s, …

Summer Love Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Ninth in Series)
June 21, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
Summer Love  Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life  (Ninth in Series)

Summer officially starts today and get ready for a scorching time. If Spring is when love buds then Summer is when love blossoms. It’s a natural tendency for “people to feel …

“Your Body IS a Wonderland!” Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Eighth in Series)
June 8, 2010 – 6:00 AM | No Comment
“Your Body IS a Wonderland!”  Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life  (Eighth in Series)

I lived one hour north of Atlanta for some 30 years and would travel down to the big city from the lower Appalachian Mountains every once-in-awhile for some culture and “city life.” …

Pig Out This Memorial Day and Increase Your Libido…Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Seventh in Series)
May 28, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
Pig Out This Memorial Day and Increase Your Libido…Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Seventh in Series)

This weekend is the unofficial start of summer and many of us will party hard with friends and neighbors. Count me in! I’ve never been shy and will partake in …

Dr. Oz and Cosmopolitan…Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Sixth in Series)
May 24, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 7 Comments
Dr. Oz and Cosmopolitan…Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Sixth in Series)

The June 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s cover page caught my eye for two reasons. I’ve mentioned before that Sunshine Mamas editor Lori McCluskey is a ringer for Pink, or as Cosmo states, Pink is …

Bigger is…Better! Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Fifth in Series)
May 12, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
Bigger is…Better!  Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Fifth in Series)

“I see my life in beautiful Technicolor. I let go of useless and restrictive beliefs and attitudes.”
~Unknown
“Size DOES matter!”
Okay, now that I’ve got one’s attention let me explain the content of this addition to my …

Intimacy Awakening… Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Fourth in series)
April 28, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
Intimacy Awakening…  Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Fourth in series)

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“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul”
~Oscar Wilde
We were created to savor the world through our senses. …

For Men Only… (AND Women, Too!) Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Third in series)
April 12, 2010 – 6:00 AM | 6 Comments
For Men Only…  (AND Women, Too!)  Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Third in series)

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Guys, the very hardest job a woman has in life is raising a child. The second is raising their man. Amen…
Most of us (men) would never …

The Fingers on Your Hand, Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Second in Series)
March 22, 2010 – 6:00 AM | One Comment
The Fingers on Your Hand, Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (Second in Series)

Lori, “who is your best friend? I asked this very question to “Sunshine Mama’s” Lori McCluskey. Lori is the “hot” mama Florida editor that to me is a cross between …

Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (First in a Series)
March 10, 2010 – 7:00 AM | No Comment
Sexual Healing for a Healthier Life (First in a Series)

Attitudes and Latitudes
“Mr. Tom” Yankus
I was finished playing tourist and waiting for my flight back to Atlanta several summers back. I purchased a local Dublin newspaper in the airport pub while …

Your Goals or “His” Plans?
February 23, 2010 – 7:00 AM | 4 Comments
Your Goals or “His” Plans?

“ Your Goals or “His” Plans?” Attitudes in Education…  Latitudes for Change    Thomas “Mr. Tom” Yankus
In youth, I had only one goal in life. NOTHING could prevent this. You see, I knew I was destined …

Attitudes in Education… Latitudes for Change!
February 6, 2010 – 9:43 AM | No Comment
Attitudes in Education… Latitudes for Change!

Damn…who would ever have predicted some 43 years ago that Thomas “Mr. Tom” Yankus, would be authoring a column offering his expertise regarding contemporary issues in education?
Certainly it was NOT Ms. …

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