Dominick Clayton

Professional Development Team

Dominick Clayton is an award-winning educator, born in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in marketing. He also was an all-conference athlete in both football and track while at JCU. After trying his hand at arena football, Dominick began his career in education at his high school alma mater (Mt. Dora High School) as a special education math teacher. Dominick was quickly urged to pursue leadership by the school’s administration team. He followed their lead and graduated from Barry University with a master’s degree in Science with a focus on educational leadership. 


Dominick began his educational leadership journey in 2006 as an assistant principal at a low-performing high school. His desire and passion to create and develop whole human beings is the driving force behind his goal to spread humanity and love to all.

Dr. Andrea B. Nelson

BH365 Team

Dr. Andrea B. Nelson has a track record of being a transformational leader in urban school districts with over 25 + years of experience as an elementary, reading coach, curriculum/ professional development specialist, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent of instruction.  


Whenever approached with the task of transforming a low-performing school, she immediately addresses the culture of low expectation by creating a climate for change and student expectation reset. Her standard of excellence with the belief that every child can learn at his/her core addresses all personnel in the building from maintenance teams to her leadership team.  Increasing cultural sensitivity, addressing systemic social barriers, affirming each child as an individual, and applying a disciplined approach to research-based pedagogy have been the keys to her success. 

Dr. Caroline Ross

BH365 Team

Caroline Ross is committed to transforming educators and preparing leaders to be the best they can be for their K-12 students. High‐performing, strategic-thinking professional with more than 30 years of experience in education. An award-winning secondary principal, Interim Superintendent, adjunct professor, and educational consultant. Highly skilled at relationship building with teachers and administrators; exceptional writing, presenting, and interpersonal, communication skills. Adept at assessing educational needs, generating options, and implementing solutions in collaboration with all stakeholders.


Facilitate professional learning communities and provide workshops and training on topics such as creating a positive classroom culture, and bullying, promoting the importance of a positive campus climate, lesson planning, and content-specific teaching practices. Coaching/Mentoring on relationship building, time and task management, organization, and general preparation. Experience working with diverse populations of traditional and nontraditional students in urban settings. Widely known for restructuring struggling schools and organizational systems.

Dr. Kevin Khao Cates

Music Education

Kevin “Khao” Cates, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, is a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated music producer, who lives by the motto, “Don’t just be successful, be significant.” 

Khao is also the founder and creator of KOOLriculum, Inc., an innovative technology-driven media company that delivers content using music to teach youth in grades Pre-K through12 academic competencies across subjects; he is also the founder of Bridge DA Gap, a non-profit social-emotional program and curriculum, combining Hip-Hop music, education and mentoring to reach students and teach life skills applicable in today’s socially challenging environment. 

Dr. Lisa DeVeaux

Professional Development Team

Lisa DeVeaux served as a teacher, principal and learning community executive director in the 11th largest district in the country for 33 years. As an elementary and high school principal, she designed and implemented Professional Learning Community (PLC) protocols that significantly increased teacher engagement and student achievement.  The PLC cycles and protocols she developed continue to sustain the work of numerous campus leaders.  


During her four years as the executive director responsible for 37 elementary schools, she recognized the role principals played in the equity and access equation. To support their work, she designed and delivered professional development that improved the leadership practices of the principals in her learning community.   


As a certified coach, Lisa utilizes her expertise to support leaders and teams in effectively identifying school improvement leverage points.   Lisa received her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin’s Cooperative Superintendency Program.

Dr. Marjorie Williams

Professional Development Team

Dr. Marjorie (Marj) A. Williams has a multifaceted career in education,  leadership development, media services, and consulting. In 2000, Williams  became the 1st African American Superintendent in the 100-year-old  history of the Hickman Mills School District, located in Kansas City,  Missouri. She immediately took an active role in education, civic and community issues, and organizations in the Greater Kansas City, Missouri area and throughout the country. Williams’ career expanded through the ranks of K-12 Education, Higher Education, and Corporate America. She holds the longest tenure as a Superintendent in an Urban setting in the  State of Missouri.  

In 2005, Williams founded The Marste Group, LLC, a consulting firm,  serving school districts and businesses throughout the Country. The firm specializes in providing training and development, organizational management services, constructing and implementing educational programming, strategic planning and mentoring, and evaluation services. 

Williams currently contributes her expertise, skills, and time to numerous educational, civic, and community endeavors.


Dr. Michele Hancock

Professional Development Team

Dr. Hancock is the Professor of Practice in Education and Director of the Accelerated Certification for Teachers (ACT) Program at Carthage College, where she developed, launched, and leads the Urban Teacher Preparation Program. Dr. Hancock has devoted her career to address inequities in the U.S. educational school system. She joined the Carthage administration and faculty in 2014 and, during the same year, launched her private business, MH Educational Consulting, LLC that provides a series of professional development workshops to school districts, charter and parochial schools, and community organizations to help close access and opportunity gaps of underserved populations.  


Dr. Hancock was an elementary and middle school classroom teacher for twenty-five years. During her tenure in K-12 education, Dr. Hancock received many awards highlighting her dedication to students, families, and marginalized communities.

Dr. Timothy Johnson

Professional Development Team

Timothy Erskine Johnson has served the Portsmouth Public School Division for the past thirty-one years. Currently, he serves as the principal of Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth,VA. for the past fifteen years. He has served as an assistant principal – seven years; and marketing education teacher – eight years. 


Dr. Johnson holds an Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech); He holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership – Principalship from Old Dominion University; a marketing education teacher certification from Old Dominion University in addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Marketing from Norfolk State University. Prior to entering the field of education, Dr. Johnson served as a senior marketing field representative for A. C. Nielson Business Services in Northbrook, IL. 


Dr. Johnson is a member of the board of directors for the Portsmouth Public Schools education foundation.

Earl A. Jones

Professional Development Team

Earl A. Jones is the Executive Pastor at Oasis Church at Lakeview in Rowlett, Texas. Mr. Jones spent 38 years in the 11th largest district in the country. During that, he served as principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. His accomplishments led to his selection as Executive Director for the Carter Feeder Pattern. In this role, he was responsible for supporting principals in implementing the District Theory of Action.  


Mr. Jones received his Master’s and bachelor’ degrees from Kansas State University. He has completed coursework toward his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas. Mr. Jones currently serves as the Board President for the Turner Twelve and has been on the board since the Turner Twelve was founded. Serving on this board has been one of his most rewarding service opportunities.

Gabriella Williams

BH365 Team

Gabriella Williams holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce as well as a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She served as an elementary teacher, assistant principal, and principal in one of the largest urban Districts in the country. During her tenure as principal, she was successful in transforming a school rated Unacceptable to an Exemplary rating.  She created a culture of excellence that continues to this day. 


After 37 years of service, Gabriella retired and joined the Texas Education Agency where she supported campuses with school improvement efforts. As a member of the Professional Service Provider Cadre with the Texas Education Agency, seven of the nine schools she supported achieved Acceptable ratings with four of them earning Distinctions from the state. 


Currently, Ms. Williams is a Language Arts Facilitator for a Charter school.

Gloria J. Davis

Professional Development Team

Gloria J. Davis’ professional career in education spans over 46 years primarily in the area of administration.  She has served as Superintendent of Schools for the past 16 years in primarily urban and multi-cultural school districts, such as Decatur, Illinois and Dodge City, Kansas where academic achievement and graduation rates increased with an improved, systematic curriculum.  She was responsible for leading the education reform initiative as Superintendent of Schools for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.   


Ms. Davis has served as an elementary teacher, elementary and middle school principal and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in University City, Missouri, which is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Mo. Her background as a Superintendent of Schools who has a thorough knowledge of quality instruction has allowed her to dramatically improve academic success for students while providing guidance for staff to enhance their skills.  

Henry Sandoval


Henry Sandoval is a genuine, outgoing, self-driven, proven, and dedicated sales professional who has over 18 years of experience in professional leadership. He couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities to lead the Black History 365 (BH365) sales team and redefine the educational sales experience with a strong commitment to relationship building and brand recognition. Simply stated we want to create a memorable experience for school officials, students, and parents across America. 


Apart from BH365, Henry is personally passionate about the intersection of history, economics, and social equity. His faith, family, and community are the driving force behind his commitment to excellence.