I was born and raised in the city of Chicago. I received my undergraduate degree from Jamestown University in North Dakota; my MS degree from Illinois State University; and my administration endorsement from Butler/IUPUI universities located in Indianapolis, Indiana. I am blessed to be a a fifty year veteran in the field of education. I have lived in Indianapolis, Indiana for the past forty five years and just recently moved to the Gulfport area, Thirty four of my fifty years, I spent as a Dean, Asst to the Superintendent, Asst. Principal and Principal of both middle and high schools. Sixteen of the remaining years, I spent as a college, middle and high school counselor in Illinois as well as in Indianapolis, Indiana. I have recently been employed by the Gulf[port School district as an Interventionist Specialist/Counselor to focus on the black male population within the district that have been identified as at risk. I can be reached at Gulfport Middle School Monday through Friday.