More About Lucy
Lucy Giardino Cortese is a freelance writer and owner of Lucy's Lines 'N Lyrics. Her articles are published in Jacksonville Business Journal, AARP, Guideposts, Folio Weekly, Canticle, Grandparents Day, Family Tree and St. Augustine Catholic. Lucy's work is featured in the Ladies' Home Journal on-line publication Divine Caroline and in jacksonville.com, the web site of the Florida Times-Union .
At the University of Florida Lucy graduated summa cum laude and continued post-graduate work at Peabody College, Florida State University and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. She holds a M. Ed. from University of North Florida where she takes continuing education classes in creative writing, poetry and storytelling.
In a 2007 Proclamation, the City Council recognized Lucy for twenty years of exemplary service to Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville, a charter member of duPont Community Coaches and Earth Day, Inc. and served on three mayoral appointed boards.
In a career spanning four decades, Lucy has been a teacher, district administrator, school principal and executive director. As a lifelong learner and educator, community activist and stakeholder, mother and grandmother, she lives her personal mission statement, "Each One, Teach One."