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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Educator in East Baton Rouge Parish for the past 24 years

  • Principal at Brookstown Middle Magnet School 2015 to present

  • Assistant principal at Capitol Middle school and Glasgow Middle school 

  • Teacher for Instructional Support at Prescott Middle School

  • Teacher of ELA and Social Studies, Park Forest Middle school

EXPERIENCE

2003-2011  

Actor  

                               

  • Performances (stage plays and movies)

  • Unminding Beautiful, The Movie   (YouTube, Amateur Festivals, 2015)

  • The Audacity of Self – (Independence BREC Center) 2010

  • On the Corner of Humanity and Mankindliness  - 2009

  • Mercy Said No (Soundtrack, lead vocal) - 2008

  • A Family Holiday Reunion – 2005-2007

  • Between Floor - 2004

  • Sunday Morning - 2003

  • Author, "All That Glitters Ain't Gold", BOOK, 2000 (Copy written, not published)

2008-2012      

Conference Speaker

  • Glory To Glory Youth and Leadership Conference 

  • The Power of Performance

  • Children on the Cliff

2006 – present    Dramatic Workshop     

Workshop Presenter

  • Dramatory 

  • All That Glitters Ain’t Gold

  • Taught drama and dance workshops for stage play actors.

EDUCATION

Grambling State University                                                Bachelors of English Education

Southern University                                                              Masters of Ed. Leadership

Louisiana State University                                                13 hours of Doctoral Hours

Harvard University                                                                 Summer Scholars Program

Columbia University                                                             Summer Scholars Program