Dr. Juanita Coleman-Merritt, Educational Consultant. Author, Editor. In 2014, Dr. Coleman-Merritt edited and published Come Drink From My Cup: Musings of an East Harlem Poet as a tribute to her brother, Damon Chandler. Damon was an Actor, Stand-up Comic and Poet, who passed away in 2005. His poetry showcases his humor, love of life, devotion to family and passion for the dramatic interlude. Dr. Coleman-Merritt is currently in the process of publishing her second book, Lessons from Starfish, a memoir that offers insights into the art and science of teaching children. And she is working on a series of children’s books that explore some of her experiences in the magical world of the young.