Pendergast School District
Former Asst. Superintendent
Tempe Union HSD
Principal, Coronado HS
Director, Generation Ready
Talk Show Host AZTV7
Life Coach/Motivational Speaker
Professional and Personal Development Coach
1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Leadership Life Trainer
at Google, Inc.
Author of Bright, Talented & Black
Educator and Entreprenuer
CFO University of Phoenix
Tempe Union HSD
Arizona Alliance ofBlack
2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year
Indigo Cultural Center
Principal, Tempe HS
Gila Bend USD
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Arizona State University Faculty
Journalist/Talk Show Host AZTV
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.