Why I work at Impact on Education:
Education is ingrained within my personal makeup. I come from a family of educators (grandmother – special education, mother – school social worker, uncle – art, computers, coaching, among many others) as we have always been a family to give. I have worked within higher education for over 15 years, but was attracted to the opportunity to not only serve as an individual of impact and revenue generation for Impact on Education and BVSD, but a long-term advocate for education. IOE gives the best of both worlds – family to work with to produce revenue but also an opportunity to be within the community and make an impact.
What makes me smile:
Giving back, watching a good movie, sweet potato pie, feeling fit – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Mrs. Lasker was my fabulous teacher who taught me how to master the subject of math and also how to care about myself. She taught me how to become a master at a game called 24, but also how to love people as they are – as she was very thoughtful and mindful of others’ feelings and shortcomings. She was not only my teacher, but after being my teacher, is a member of my church back at home. She was a true inspiration in and out of the classroom.
More about me:
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I have a bachelor of arts from the University of Detroit Mercy (Communications – Journalism), a masters in science from Ithaca College (Sport Management) and a doctorate from Southern Illinois University (Higher Education Administration). I am very passionate about philanthropy, education, and making an impact – working for IOE and with BVSD will be a challenge that I am very enthusiastic about.
Ask me about:
Sports, WWE, Special Olympics, Movies, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.