22 Women Making Pretty Moves in 2022: Meet Glenda Moton

To be a woman who makes “Pretty” moves you must first understand the gift you hold within and next understand how to utilize it.

Glenda Moton is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied at Tennessee State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education as well as earning a master’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Curriculum & Instruction in Reading. Glenda has been an educator for 22 years with Miami Dade County Public Schools. She currently is a Curriculum Support Specialist for the Office of Professional Learning and Career Development. She is also the founder of “The Pen of a Writer, LLC”. 

Glenda Moton is the author and contributing editor of two books: “Hopes and Fears: Learning Academically in a Covid-19 Environment” and “iRead, iThink, iWrite”. Both books have received media press and “Hopes and Fears” has received numerous features including TIME Magazine, Grand Canyon University, The Miami Herald, WLRN, WSVN Channel 7 News, and many more. Glenda’s mission is to inspire, equip, and empower educators and students beyond the classroom. 

Glenda has a firm belief in the power of education and the power of the pen. During her diverse career, one thing that has remained consistent is her ability to move people and organizations with the power of her words. As a writer, Glenda believes her purpose is clear-to work in the Spirit of Excellence in every endeavor and show others how to do so.

Outside of entrepreneurship and beauty, who is Glenda Moton in five words?          

 Confident, Creative, Influencer, Passionate, and Resilient

What inspired your start in the professional writing industry? 

As an educator, I am prone to writing, but it became more evident as I taught writing on a collegiate level. The more I wrote, the more I enjoyed it because I was able to express my thoughts freely on paper without fear or judgment.

You have worked many years in the professional learning and writing industry, what lessons have you been able to carry with you throughout your career?

As a professional in academia, I have learned that writing is a journey to a destination. The lessons I have learned throughout my career is to be true to yourself, and wherever your journey takes you don’t be afraid to turn the page to the next chapter in your life. 

Tell us about The Pen of a writer LLC. 

The Pen of Writer was birthed from a class project with my 9th-grade honors students in June 2021. The essence of The Pen of a Writer is to provide young adults with the artistic ability to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions through creative and academic writing. 

How did your business excel, what major moves are you proud of? 

 I did a book project with my 9th-grade students titled: Hopes and Fears: Learning Academically in a COVID-19 Environment. The project was published in June of 2021. In addition to the students receiving major media coverage, I was featured in TIME Magazine as One of 29 Educators who Helped Save a School Year During the Pandemic.

What is next for you in 2023? 

In 2023, I plan to launch a new book titled: Love, Lessons, and Lullabies: A Book of Hope for Teen Moms. I’m also looking forward to showcasing a Podcast featuring teen moms who will share their stories about teen pregnancy.

What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles

A Pretty Woman Who Hustles is one who relies on her faith to guide her through every aspect of her life so that she can fulfill her purpose. She inspires and encourages others to work in the Spirit of Excellence by using their voice and the Power of the Pen to write their stories.

Social Media Handles:

The Pen of Writer website: info@thepenofawriter.com

Instagram: glenda.moton

FaceBook: glenda moton

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