Retired with thirty years experience in education. I held the position of Dean of Culture at the Gates Academy, a N.Y.C. middle school. There I trained educators in the fine arts and nuances of teaching academics. Emphasizing the relevance of culture : music, art, performance, literature, dance and history. Students were taught academics, along with histories,and backgrounds of cultural entities. Then they were exposed to various cultural venues that featured world class performances of artist from all over the world.The focus was always to understand ones own culture, as a foundation to all learning. In addition, as a young college student I worked for Jazz Mobile a program featuring musical performances. Later I started a business dealing with artist management and concert promotion.
I currently hold the position of board president of a condominium. this requires managing a staff and directing operational issues.
Created and directed middle school cultural academy.
Mentored teachers to become masters in the classroom.
Organized weekly staff development and training
Modeled lessons to demonstrate how creative approaches actually work
Performed as a flutist with ; Greg Bandy, Jimmy Ponder, Arthur Blythe, Bob Cunningham, Al Drears, Margie Elliot and Dwayne Clemons.
President of Board of Directors December 2008 to CurrentWimbledon Condominium － White Plains, Westchester N.Y.Supervise and direct day to day operations of the Condo. Chair monthly Board Meetings involving budget, repairs,reserve accounts and maintenance. Liason between Board and Owners. In addition over see and manage staff.
Dean of Students September 1997 to June 2007Wade Academies － Bronx, New York, New York Insured wellbeing and safety of 350 students and 30 staff members by maintaining a structured and conducive environment to learning .
Classroom Teacher September 1986 to September 1997Middle School IS 22 － Bronx, New York, N.Y.Taught History and English to multi-level students grades 7 and 8. Prepared lessons based on students needs and conferenced with parents on strategies to improve student performance.
Artistic Manger March 1975 to March 1986Out Front ProductionsOwner of Out Front Productions. Managed and produced artist. Found work,design brochures,developed business strategies to ensure the optimum success of individual artist.
Master of Science : Education, 1991Pace University － New York, New York, U.S.A.
Jazz ImprovisationWestchester Conservatory of Music － New York, New York, U.S.A.
Bachelor of Arts : Black Studies, 1973Herbert H. Lehman College － New York, New York, U.S.A.