Daily Record Staff//May 14, 2021
//May 14, 2021
Supervisor of Science, Health, Physical Education, & STEM
Dorchester County Board of Education
How do you define mentoring and what steps do you take to ensure it is a priority and just part of your job duties?
Mentoring for me is being willing to share what life has shown you works with those coming behind you. When I established the Precious Pearls girls mentoring program almost 10 years ago, I decided I would take it wherever I went not just in the communities where I reside.
The past year has not only been challenging with COVID but we have also faced race and discrimination challenges and realities as a state and a country. How do you establish a strategy for diversity, equity and inclusion in your organization and how do you use your influential voice to help others understand the importance?
I did not set out to have a strategy to address diversity, equity, and inclusion, but I was and continue to be committed to ethics and moral accountability in the workplace. My steadfast commitment was really to more of a moral crusade started long ago by those like Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to hold myself and those around me accountable for their actions.