A 1974 graduate of the Meriwether County Public Schools (Manchester High School). A BS degree was earned from The Fort Valley State University specializing in History. My career as a educator has spanned over three decades. In fact, my career as a teacher and administrator has totaled 30 years. East Cleveland is a small imperished, low income, transient urban community. Prior to being in Cleveland and East Cleveland, my first teaching position began at Manchester High School as a Social Studies Intern(Spring 1978). Accomplished educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining high interest and achievement. Articulate communicator able to effectively interact with diverse populations of students at a variety of academic levels. Consistently maintain excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and administrators. Self motivated with strong planning, organizational and leadership skills. I have been in education all ofmy life. I have seen and been part of so many changes in the so called teaching revolution. My intrested peaked at The Fort Valley State University during the years of 1974 - 1978 and I became an above average student who wanted to educate "urban students". I was blessed to be placed in my ideal location to do just that. As an educator on the front line of so called "urban" students we have tried so many educational adventures to create that perfect educational paradise.