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  • Educator in East Baton Rouge Parish for the past 30 years working in EBR Parish Central Office in the Office of Graduation Excellence 2021 to present

  • Principal at Brookstown Middle Magnet School 2011 to 2020

  • Assistant principal at Capitol Middle school and Glasgow Middle school, and Brookstown Middle School

  • Teacher for Instructional Support at Prescott Middle School

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






  • Performances (stage plays and movies)

  • The Lost Son, The Movie (CCB TV, 2023)

  • 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)


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.


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

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