FLORENCE – A well-known retired teacher of science and gifted education for the Florence City School system  has recently published her 15th book.

Doris Metcalf began writing during the early years of gifted education when there were few resources available for teaching gifted children.  She began writing materials of her own that were published by several companies and used in gifted classrooms across the nation.

This led to the publishing of an additional activity book in the area of science, computers, African-American history, creative problem-solving and several biographical books.

One of her most recently published books, “On The Wings of a Mourning Dove,”  was written upon the death of her mother. The book details the necessary steps to take when a loved one passes away.

Metcalf’s most recent book entitled, “The Rainbow Friends Learn a Lesson,” is a cleverly-written book with fun illustrations by accomplished artist,  Tamara DeStafano. 

It teaches young children that friendship does not depend on a person’s color.

Metcalf’s writings also included years of local history articles for the Times Daily.

Metcalf holds degrees from Stillman College, (BS); Ohio State University (MA); University of North Alabama (EdS) and Certification in Gifted Education from the University of Alabama.

Several of Metcalf’s books are available on Amazon and other book websites.