June 26, 2019

Last week, I spent three days in Atlanta with 40 high school male students from six different Duval County high schools. Over the three days, we visited Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Savannah College of Art & Design (Atlanta), Georgia Institute of Techno...

June 22, 2019

I do not have any biological children but the work I do within public education has left me mentoring and sometimes fathering many. I was honored to have been recognized on Father's Day by Higher Definition Church for my work with children. What a blessing and an honor...

May 23, 2019

Very proud of my royal court members! At times I was tough on all of them. I have fussed at them when they were not behaving or performing at their best. I encouraged them and motivated them when they were feeling defeated. I did my best to plant positive seeds that wi...

May 19, 2019

Growing up in Jacksonville Richard was 11 years old when Jordan Davis was killed. He was living blocks away from the gas station where a gunman shot Davis because of his loud music. His mom now fears for her firstborn every time he is outside, she has to pass the area...

March 28, 2019

I was in Tallahassee yesterday with some high school male students from six different Duval County high schools. The students were scheduled to meet with some of their legislatures. While in Tallahassee we made a visit to FAMU's campus. After visiting the FAMU FSU Coll...

March 9, 2019

Had a great time judging the Andrew Jackson High School Pageant. Kudos to Victor Chrispin Jr. and his team! Congratulations to the new King & Queen. 

February 6, 2019

Honored to spend time with Carlotta Walls LaNier today. Lanier is the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine and the first black female to graduate from Central High School. Learned a lot of the back story behind the Central Movement. Can't wait to read her book. #Lit...

June 19, 2017

I am "full". I was asked to give reflections at a retirement luncheon for my former high school principal. Seated in the room was some of the state of Florida's premiere educators: Superintendents, principals, teachers, college & city officials. The "who's who" in Jack...

April 4, 2017

Had a very stressful day today. Got some bad news from a family member and received some horrible customer service from a local dental office. This afternoon I pulled up to Raines, planning to run in a side door and handle something that would take 10 minutes. I was no...

November 30, 2016

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Lee Francis, a teacher of history at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was suspended in September and removed from the classroom.  One might automatically assume that a teacher who has received such discipline has h...

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