Who I Am

I am a Black mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and woman of God. I treasure time with my family and friends and love engaging in deep discussions about life. I declare my Blackness because it is an important identifier to understand who I am and how I navigate the world. I learn from each interaction and transform my thinking. I love to laugh, and I am serious – serious about ways to improve the lives of the people I meet. I am here for a purpose and my life’s journey helps to fulfill it.

What I Believe

I believe that every encounter and interaction is a learning moment. I believe that acquiring knowledge and skills will help me become more equipped to serve others. I am passionate about sharing what I have learned and helping others to navigate spaces while maintaining who they are.

How I Lead

I lead with passion, grace, reflection, and vulnerability. My leadership is grounded in my beliefs, experiences, and teachings of my elders and experts in the field.

How I Learn

I am an “external processor.” I usually express my thoughts and feelings out loud. It does not mean that the first thing you hear me say is my final belief. I am wrestling with the ideas in real-time and thinking them through. I am open to learning so my beliefs may change. That is the beauty of being a learner.

What is New in My Life

I am the coauthor of the best-selling book, Unwrapped: The Pursuit of Justice for Women Educators, the co-founder of the Lucy Leadership Project, and the National Designer and Facilitator of The Leadership Academy.