“I think it’s an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to teach a population of students that look like me and come from similar places as I do. I take pride in holding myself to a high standard in everything I do because I know that my students will only benefit from the experiences I share and my belief that the “impossible” is achievable if you put your mind to it and work hard. I teach because I believe that teaching is a form of art that should be perfected for the sole purpose of educating the youth and cultivating the minds of the leaders of tomorrow. When I look back on my life 50 years from now, I will be proud to say I dedicated my life to enlightening the youth of urban America.”
We need more black men like this in our society. Salute.