September 28, 2019

Dear 4-year old Me,

Your life is a gift to the world. You are bright. You are brilliant. And your creative/analytical mind will spark positive social change in others. Please do not give up. Always show up for yourself and don’t worry about who does not show up for you....

August 17, 2018

Regardless of your background or circumstance, chances are you know the music of Aretha Franklin. Learning of her passing caused me to reflect over an assignment I completed in my undergraduate program. It was a reflective assignment that required me to imagine I submi...

August 9, 2018

I read. I research. I cry. I watch. I pray. I wonder…

Will my son be next?

Black, male, 133lbs, over 6 feet tall and just weeks away from turning 14 years old.

Will my son be next?

Playful, curious, intelligent, respectful, bright, brilliant, creative, outgoing, high energ...

May 11, 2018

Being a mom is a M.O.F.O. = Magnificent Opportunity For Observation.

I watch my children a lot, even while they sleep. Not like a creepy stalker, but a patient observer. I observe their actions and behaviors. Yes, I am able to identify my personality traits in each of t...

March 1, 2018

Fourth grade picture day.

That’s me, blue sweater with the plaid, oversized bow. My hair in two French braids or more like plats tightly braided down my scalp. I’m sure I requested two French braids – you know like the blonde ones that cascaded down the back of the most...

December 29, 2017

Top 7 of 2017

The end of each year is a great time for reflection.  The culture of reflection can be used to explore issues of assumptions and values within the context of teaching. This practice helps teachers understand potential barriers to instructional design.  The...

December 15, 2017

What I remember most about my life, 15 years ago, is that I was pregnant with hope, but I was also filled with grief.

April 2002, my great-grandmother passed away. I was beyond devastated. She was everything to me. The reality of not being able to hear her sweet voice o...

December 11, 2017

Bullying is not okay.

Bullying is never okay.

NEVER.

I was bullied, when I was in middle and high school. Recently, my daughter and my son have encountered bullying. Everything from skin shade to hair texture, the comments, the laughs, the taunts all garner a combination...

November 10, 2017

I refuse to worry

I refuse to fret

Guide me clearly

You ain't seen nothing yet

I've shared my plans

HE is working on my behalf

Lord, YOUR work in me, can do far more than I could ever ask

Hear me clear when I say, I put aside all doubt

Even when it doesn't feel like it...

HE is...

February 6, 2016

Walden University’s Winter Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony was Jan 30, 2016, and I am still beaming. ….oh, and celebrating!!

Here are a few highlights from the commencement weekend experience.

Although the educational journey may be over, a brand new journey i...

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