Dr. Nancy Saltzman

Nancy Saltzman

Dr. Nancy Saltzman grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, with an older sister and two younger brothers, the children of two psychology professors. Saltzman knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher so she attended Colorado College, received a Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado in Special Education, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Denver. She was the recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation Award for her work in education, was recognized as Colorado’s National Distinguished Principal, and was awarded the American Cancer Society’s Sword of Hope.

Following Saltzman’s successful 32 career as a teacher and administrator in Colorado Springs, she published her memoir, “Radical Survivor”. Using humor and an open, honest style of writing, Saltzman tells the story of how she survived cancer and the loss of her husband and two sons in a small plane crash. Of the book one reviewer wrote, “Saltzman’s story, told with honesty, insight, and laugh-out-loud flashes of humor, teaches us that it is possible to embrace life in the wake of tragedy. Let her show you the staying power of joy, strength, grace and love.”

Saltzman presently lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, Greg Roman, and her two dogs, Teddy and Finn. She stays busy hiking in the foothills with friends and the dogs, volunteering in the community, and serving on the Leadership Team for Soaring Spirits International.