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Anthony Cedolini (aka Tony), Ph.D., was born in upstate New York in 1942. At age 16, his family moved to San Jose, California, where he currently resides. He married Clare Marie De Rose in 1964, and they have three children. Dr. Cedolini has worked with children and parents for more than 50 years. He spent his first twelve years as a school psychologist and the remaining years in private practice as an educational psychologist, marriage, family, and child counselor. He and his Clare, a learning diagnostician, worked together at their Educational Associates practice.

Tony initially attended the University of San Francisco (1960-2), then earned a bachelor's and master's degree from San Jose State University. After extensive research, his book, "Occupational Stress and Job Burnout," was published by Columbia University's Teachers College Press. It became the vehicle for his Ph.D. dissertation in educational psychology from Columbia Pacific University. He is also the author of three previous educational books. His first "A Parent's Guide to School Readiness" was published in 1971, his second "The Effect of Affect" in 1975, and "Occupational Stress and Job Burnout" in 1982. Throughout his career, he has provided seminars, publications, and newspaper articles

Tony completed the book "Passport—Your Journey to Wit, Wisdom, and Inspiration" in 2018 for his extended family and friends. He just completed a revised edition, "The Classroom of Life," for general publication.

Tony's passion and time have been primarily focused on helping children excel with the purpose of making their world a bit better. Consequently, he was recognized by Academic Therapy Publications as one of the "Outstanding Teachers in Exceptional Education". He has also been recognized by Who's Who In America for the past 35 years. He was co-founder and on the board of directors for Lyceum of Santa Clara County from 1971 to 2001. This Silicon Valley non-profit organization is self-supporting and relies on parent participation and professional volunteers. It provides after-school enrichment classes for intellectually gifted children, regardless of socio-economics. It has been responsible for some of the talented icons in high-tech Silicon Valley. Dr. Cedolini maintains interests in various organizations and activities outside of the mental health field. He especially enjoys reading, sharing ideas, collects old coins and antiques. Tony’s other interests include classic cars, woodcarvings, travel, and winemaking. He has been semi-retired since 2017.


New Book by an Italifornian

The Classroom of Life by Dr. Tony Cedolini; was published on May 28th, 2021. It took 53 years to collect a compendium of useful knowledge from many diverse gurus and sages of the past. Whether you’re a child, young adult, parent, or grandparent, this book will assist you in navigating the adversities of life’s journey through lessons, inspirational stories, humor, memorabilia, and wisdom gathered from the sages of time immemorial. It is the author’s hope that this knowledge will help expedite life’s treacherous journey. Intended for the general reading audience, it identifies life's obstacles while also providing strategies to successfully navigate life's adversities. The reader will discover new understandings as well as viable and proven techniques to help deal with: stress, melancholy, adolescence, letting go of past events, addictions, and fears. It also addresses parenting, age, anger, coping with difficult people, and the myriad of other obstacles and problems one faces daily. Besides the many cogent quotes and righteous morals found throughout this treatise, the author conveys two very critical messages to his readers: “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant” Robert Louis Stevenson and “We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or perish together as fools." Martin Luther King Jr. "The Classroom of Life" has already received excellent acknowledgments and excerpts from some of the recent 5-star reviews are cited below: "Author Anthony J. Cedolini has crafted a highly relatable work of memoir and advice with plenty of sage guidance, pathos, humor, and heart to offer its readers...I found particularly impressive about this piece was its overall style and attitude into which Dr. Cedolini certainly pours his heart and soul. The narration is so honest and gentle that it feels like you’re getting every story from a wise old friend." (K.C. Finn) “This book is one of the best things I have read about life, growth, and facing challenging moments and its title is as apt as the content is inspiring." (Christian Sia) “It is filled with metaphors and allegories, and I particularly enjoyed how Dr. Cedolini writes about the road trips of life. It is insightful, inspiring, and filled with wisdom.” (Divine Sape) “The Classroom of Life” is truly a virtual classroom worth attending, especially when you are having trouble navigating the school of hard knocks.....When Cedolini writes that problems are ubiquitous, it reminds me of Isaac Bashevis Singer when he wrote that basic human problems are eternal." (Vincent Dublado) "Readers will find inspiring stories, quotes from some of the influential personalities who have walked the same or similar paths, and his own personal thoughts. This book contains the wisdom designed for use in different situations, and provides insight that readers will need in various moments and situations in life….it has words of comfort and insight that offer a new perspective, and wisdom….This book is a wonderful gift that provides succinct and meaningful answers to questions on love and happiness, the meaning of life, inner peace and freedom, understanding pleasures, and a lot more. It is composed in elegant prose."(Grace Masso) “The classroom of life” is filled with the author’s thoughtful and heartfelt reflections on what makes a rich and fulfilling life. He guides young adults navigating life’s journey through a collection of treasured lessons learned, inspirational stories, and wisdom gathered from mentors. The author shares what is important to a meaningful life, how to harness personal power, and strategies needed to achieve personal fulfillment”--Judith Minium, School Psychologist

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