The development into an effective educator, consultant and author has come into being via the provision of strategies for developing effective test taking abilities, using technology for research and academic presentations during the numerous school journeys of students taught. While providing the former, leadership and mentor guidance abilities formed that allowed for students to access their functional, creative and strategic planning skills by connecting to their own identities as individual persons who are part of collective families, biologically and extensively. In this way, via these connections, students begin the lifelong practice of making relevant choices throughout their lives. Hence, contributions to the future have actualized via the many students, families and teachers engaged with over time. Resilient, Dedicated, Committed Educator - Knowledge builder who makes youth think about what they say and the actions they implement in reference to self-respect and the development of a strong general respect for humanity. Assistance in the development and comprehension of real life connections between students and their primary and secondary (extended) families was instrumental to their overall success. Advisor/Teacher/Researcher - Directed via motivation, consistent communication, parent alliances and student commitment to a group of students who are now contributing, functional adults in American society. Manager/Information Categorizer - Utilized consistent approaches to orient teachers and students towards staying focused on curriculum implementation and transition leading to the construction of parallel relationships between effective teacher support, the study process and increased student production. Holistic Subject Integrationist - Proven ability to correlate connections across subjects and grade levels, affording students the opportunity to build a higher level of knowledge, allowing them to observe as well as experience the correlative importance of learning across the curriculum. Global Economic Viewer - Maintain steady contact with students from previous classes via exposure and awareness of college level and community grants. Encourages students to fulfill their own business ventures to participate in an ever changing world economy initially established via educational extracurricular art related experiences.
Adjunct Professor August 2014 to December 2014Temple University － Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFall Semester, 2014 - College of Liberal Arts, Department of African American Studies, "History and Significance of Race in America." The course fulfills the Race and Diversity requirement for students under General Education and Studies in Race.
July 2009 to CurrentCultural Rebirth Connections
International is an education consulting business that provides assistance to students, parents, teachers and schools interested in maintaining a centered cultural consciousness via exposure to appropriate and relevant sources reinforced via, professional development presentations and workshops.
This information and knowledge is further enhanced with education materials, on-site learning experiences, one on one (student, parent, teacher, administrator) consultations.
Additional research and technology opportunities are shared.
Cultural Rebirth Connections, International where families are guided in locating and reinforcing life connections among family members around the world.
January 1998 to January 2009Imhotep Institute Charter High School
is a public charter high school with an Afrocentric mathematics, science and technology focus.
Facilitator-Rites of Passage, African History, American History, African American History, World Cultures, Administrative Team Member [1999-2005], Youth Empowerment Coordinator, grades 9-12, Cultural Inclusion Specialist (whole school), Facilitator (Teacher) Coordinator, grades 11/12;.
January 1998 to January 2002
History teacher, grades 9-12; History department head, grades 9-12;.
2001, consultant on the Teacher Advisory Committee for Philadelphia's Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies "Extended Lives: The African Immigrant Experience in Philadelphia" an educational guide for parents, students and teachers.
Education and Training
Ph.D : African American Studies, 2007Temple University － Philadelphia, PAAfrican American Studies
Master of Arts : African American Studies, 1996Temple UniversityAfrican American Studies
Bachelor of Science : 1987Early Childhood Education - Temple University
Youth Empowerment Development Certificate, 2007 - Present
Sponsor, Character Development Sessions for Girls, 2015 - Present
Participant, Community Economic Development Group, 2015 - Present
Consultant, Community Education Group, 2014 - Present