BIO
Curtis L. Cornell
​Curtis grew up in the agricultural town of Santa Maria, CA. He attended UCI and graduated with a degree in Criminology, Law, and Society in 2005. He went on to obtain his teaching credential from CSULB in 2009.  

Author
Curtis began writing professionally in his early 20's while working as an after school teacher. He currently has four published works with many more projects in development - including more books, movie and T.V. screenplays, and even musicals.

Teacher
While Curtis loves writing, teaching and making a positive difference in the lives of youth is his primary passion. Since 2002, Curtis has served in a variety of positions, working as an after school teacher, a Special Day Class instructional aide, a K-12 substitute teacher, a tutor, and an elementary school teacher in both traditional and charter schools. Throughout his career he has successfully taught students of all cultures, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds - effectively inspiring his students to love learning.

Cancer Diagnosis
In 2008, at age 25, Curtis was diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor, a rare kidney cancer. After surgery to remove a kidney and nearly a year of chemotherapy, Curtis recovered. Though it was a difficult and painful experience, he now feels more confident to take on all new challenges ahead. He feels blessed to be alive and is thankful for all his experience in education, leadership, and ministry positions which have prepared him to fulfill God’s mission for his life: to educate and prepare leaders who will create positive change in this world. 
 
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke
Non-Profit Founder
Curtis founded a non-profit called Generations Legacy and is currently working to open an elementary school for low income families in the South Central Los Angeles region. He plans to emphasize leadership skills and community service projects in order to prepare leaders who will leave a positive legacy for generations to come.

Please see www.generationslegacy.org for more information and ways to support Generations Legacy. 

Blogger
Curtis also has a blog for teen leaders at www.unconditionalleaders.com . His goal is to see more teens taking up causes that benefit others. 

Education Resource Developer
Additionally, Curtis has developed many unique and beneficial educational strategies, tips, and resources over the years, especially in helping students improve in writing at any level. Many of these resources can be found in his store on Teachers Pay Teachers .

His Cornell's Class Math Notes are also great for school fundraisers in addition to boosting math skills. You can contact him at cornellsclass@gmail.com for more on these beneficial math organizers.

Curtis loves doing presentations and signings at book stores, schools, clubs,
and camps. Use the Contact page if you'd like to have Curtis come to your area for an event.