Retired Administrator, Central Office Administrator, Ann Arbor Public School System, Michigan

Academic Degrees

Educational Administrative Certification, K-12
University of Iowa

Masters of Science Degree
Major: Chemistry
University of Northern Iowa

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Science Education
Major: Chemistry; Minor: Mathematics
Lane College

Professional Experience

  • Central Office Administrator/High School Principal
    Ann Arbor Public School System, Michigan, 2000-2010
  • High School Chemistry Teacher and School Principal
    (Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels)
    Davenport Community School District, Iowa 1971-2000

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • National Association of School Professionals (NASP)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Rotary Club of America
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Chemistry Teacher of the Year, Iowa Science Teachers’ Association, 1973
  • Principal of the Year, Iowa Scholastic Journalism Association, 1997
  • Principal of the Year, National Newseum of Courage Award, 2000
  • Principal of the Year, National Journalism Educational Association, 2000
  • Hosting Principal, Presidential Visit of William Jefferson Clinton to Central High School, Davenport, Iowa, 2000
  • Team Member, Michigan NCAA School Evaluation, 2002

Personal Statement

“As ACT and SAT test scores continue to be important to institutions of higher education concerning student admission and scholarship distribution, parents and high school students must be made aware of the potential impact such scores can have on a student’s academic career. This is especially so for parents and students of various socio-economic groups. Therefore, I believe it is imperative that all parents and students understand the ‘yet’ powerful importance of standardized tests, and be equipped with effective tips and strategies for improved student performance.”


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