GILBERT-IAN RUEDA HAS A DEEP PASSION FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING, BUT IT’S HIS IMAGINATION THAT SPARKS AND FUELS HIS WRITING. HE LOVES CREATING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING, MOTIVATING HIM TO CREATE SANTOSH, THE LITTLE ELEPHANT.
As Albert Einstein puts it: "IMAGINATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE. KNOWLEDGE IS LIMITED. IMAGINATION ENCIRCLES THE WORLD."
His mission in life is to share these passions with the children he teaches, helping them open their minds to topics they may otherwise view as dull. Gilbert-Ian strives to make his students’ education experience a memorable and exciting one.
Now a bit about the author.
Gilbert-Ian was born in Houston, Texas, but was raised in El Paso, and is fluent in English and Spanish. He has a sister named, Joyce Lynn, and five nephews.
Loving to learn and wanting to write, He went to school and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a concentration in Language Arts.
He also has a deep appreciation and fascination for anything historical: buildings, photographs, music, and events. He has a vast collection of authentic antique photographs from the 1800's. He loves history. He also enjoys painting, using acrylic paints.
THE AUTHOR IS ALSO CIVIC-MINDED. He IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF Various Non-profit organizations, WHICH HE’S BE DOING SINCE HE waS 17 YEARS OLD. IN ADDITION, HE VOLUNTEERS his time conducting free writing workshops and reads to children. AND, HE SHARES THIS PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS WITH HIS STUDENTS BY ORGANIZING VARIOUS FUNCTIONS FOR THEIR COMMUNITY.
GILBERT-IAN IS A FIRM BELIEVER THAT IMAGINATION IS A CATALYST FOR ADVENTURE WHICH INSPIRES HIS GREATEST GOAL IN LIFE: VISITING A NEW PLACE OR COUNTRY EVERY SUMMER.
HE’S VISITED THE ANCIENT MAYAN PYRAMIDS IN MEXICO; SKY DOVE IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA; AND EXPLORED, SNORKELED, AND PARASAILED IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA.
FOR HIS NEXT ADVENTURE HE PLANS ON VISITING COSTA RICA.
"You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them."