My maternal grandfather shared this proverb with my mother, who in turn passed it down to me, I have passed it down to my children, and others in my community. Because this proverb is ingrained in me, it is no surprise that I am an educator whose passion is working with young people in their formative years. Since my days at Head Start, my parents instilled in me a foundation of academic excellence. The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” rings true for me. Growing up, my village included my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, faith leaders, and teachers. “My Village” taught me to continue to read and learn all that I can and to share my gift of knowledge with others.
This website offers a uniquely supportive and enriching environment. Through thought-provoking perspectives, you will garner tools to utilize right away. It is my hope that these tools will guide you through the reflective process and connect you to your own history and that of others. Learning from each other helps us all to grow. Let’s create together.