I am an Igbo from Anambra State Nigeria, West Africa, who immigrated to the United States and have lived and been educated on both continents. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education; an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction; a Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations and Policy Studies; and a School Administrative and Supervision Certificate.
Being a professional educator is my vocation and life calling, spanning more than 20 years of varied domestic and international work experiences as an elementary school teacher, education professor, school administrator, and scholar. I have core proficiencies in teaching (elementary, middle school, and university level), training, school district administrative leadership and management, cultural diversity and intercultural competence, community engagement, coalition building, educational research, curriculum development, and policy.
My passion and zeal is to serve, lead, and advocate for equity and access of education to improve the quality of life for culturally diverse and marginalized populations. By so doing, I am steadfast in building, mobilizing, and managing strong educational partnerships and coalitions involving community stakeholders and leaders across various governmental agencies and organizations domestically and internationally for outcomes that empowers children, families, and communities.
I am particularly skilled in designing and implementing innovative programs, curricular models, projects, and initiatives, as well as building and managing various coalitions across agencies at the local, state, federal, and international level to accomplish measurable deliverables. I am committed to using my passion and zeal to develop educational models as proactive tools for capacity building and sustainable development through transformative policies and practices both domestically and internationally.