We are also joined through our service. We rise to the call of duty each day, and risk our lives in the name of our service not just to the citizens we swore to protect, but also to one another.”
Dennis Nappi II: Soldier, Cop, & Teacher
Dennis Nappi II is a former soldier and counterintelligence special agent. After completing a tour in Bosnia, Sergeant Nappi became a police officer in New Castle County, Delaware. Eventually, Officer Nappi realized a greater need in a violent Philadelphia middle school special-education classroom, where his military and police training were put to the test.
Dennis has launched a campaign of advocacy and reform on behalf of students in today’s schools. His book, Service, details his experiences from the war-torn Bosnia, to the streets of New Castle County, to a Philadelphia classroom. Dennis brings to light the state of desparation affecting so many of our youth today, and makes a strong argument for the need to reform not only our system of education, but the relationships between police officers and the citizens of their communities, and the need to improve our support of service members who receive so much training for war, but not enough training on how to re-assimilate back into civilian life.
In the education portion of Service, Dennis writes:
“…I challenge you to try to teach them. Encourage them and listen to them. Listen to their stories of home, with drunken mothers, jailed fathers, and bullet-filled brothers. And once you have become a part of them, once you have given yourself to them, then I challenge you to come up with a plan to help them…”
Dennis has written and published two other short books in The Urban Educator’s Survival Guide series. The first offers 7 steps to improve classroom management, and the second is designed to help teachers prepare for violence in the classroom.
Dennis runs his blog and website, www.ServiceOfChange.com where he works to bring about positive change and inspiration. Service of Change provides a variety of inspirational articles geared toward self improvement and helping others. Dennis also conducts a weekly Changecast, a podcast for change, with co-host Joel Shafer, where he coined the term: “Small changes among the masses can have a massive impact around the world.”
Dennis is available for interviews, training, and speaking engagements. For more information on Dennis’s book, training opportunities, or on how to schedule an interview or speaking engagement, please contact DennisNappiii@Gmail.com
Dennis’s books are available on Amazon in both print and E-book formats HERE
Service, A Soldier’s Journey: Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, and the Violence of Urban Education
Published by: Service of Change, LLC
ISBN: 978 0 991 13750 3