High school diploma from Cass Tecnical HighSchool, attended Tennessee State University; transfer to Wayne State University.
Bachelor of Science (Biology); Masters' Candidate for Public Administration and Secondary Education;Juris Doctor Degree (Detroit College of Law); Certification as a Rule 31 Family Mediation Training (Approved by Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Recipient of American Legion Award for Scholarship, Service, and Academics; Awarded Swimming Scholarship to Tennessee State University.
Have substitute taught and Homeroom teacher [3rd&4th grade and 7th grade] middle school and high schools in Phoenix AZ; Mpls, MN; Knoxville, TN; and Columbia , SC. Taught Alternative School in Saginaw, MI and Mpls, MN. Twenty years experience as Aquatics' Instructor for the City of Detroit (Rec. Dept.) Institute For Minority Development Program Coord. for at risk youth.
PADI certified scuba diver. Published Author Along the Way,2012.
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711 Covington Drive
Apt. # F-6
Highland Park , MI 48203
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Community and Public Relations Experience
Organized, coordinated, and disseminated public information of events and activities of the Recreation Department to city residents;
Served as Department Facilitator for Community Problem Solving initiative, citywide;
Successfully implemented and served as Visiting Speaker to Detroit Public Schools; Selected as the National Aquatics Coordinator for the US Youth Games;
Received several awards from Detroit City Council and elected officials for volunteer and public services to the City of Detroit.
Administrative and Supervisory Experience, City of Detroit
Developed and implemented citywide personnel training programs;
Administration of Summer Employment Opportunities for 400 teen participants and 250 Social Services recipients;
Oversight of the Security Systems for over 46 locations;
Director of City-wide Aquatics' Program;
Team Leader of the Detroit Civil Defense Emergency Shelter Annex;
Member of the Personnel Department Promotion Evaluation Team.
Media Relations Experience
Co-hosted WDTR Radio Talk Show in Detroit, MI;
Co-hosted TV Talk Show on public Access, Metro Detroit;
TV Advertising Representative for Snelling and Snelling Professional Employment Counselors, Phx, AZ.
Tennessee State University Nashville, TN
Wayne State University Detroit, MI: Bachelor of Science
Wayne State University Masters’ Candidate, Secondary Ed
Wayne State University Masters’ Candidate, Public Administration
Detroit College of Law Juris Doctor Degree
(Now Michigan State College of Law)
Senior Assistant Archivist on the Clinton-Gore Transition Team Wash., D.C. - 1992-93
Consultant and Director: Youth leadership - Institute for Minority Development 4/99 - 7/99. Responsibilities to place court referred youth in corrective program with emphasis on academics, constructive leisure, and criminal justice studies -Legislative Liaison to Wayne County (MI) Commissioner and Chair, Jewel C. Ware; Responsible for speech writing and legislative investigations; Created instructional manual, The Law and Your Legal Responsibilities for incarcerated Wayne County juveniles; Editorial Columnist for (Saginaw) Michigan Banner, Knoxville Enlightener, Nashville Pride, SCB News, and Chattanooga Courier, SCB News Newspapers; and Flint Enquirer (syndicated).
Teaching Experience Non cert. (1994-2012)
Mpls, MN Olsen Middle School Spec. Ed;
Mpls, MN Alternative Middle School (Urban League);
Phoenix, AZ Academy of Excellence Charter School 3rd/4th grade HR Instructor;
Phx., AZ Southwest Middle School 7th grade HR;
Saginaw, MI (OICMS) Alternative High School for Metro Saginaw Public Schools; and
DAAS Charter School, substitute – Regular position Feb-June 2012…January, 2016.
Charter Schools USA: Substitute (Reg, Position) Oct, 2013-June 2014
Published author: Along the Way; 2012
References supplied upon request
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