A Few of Our Department Heads

We level the Playing Field for All Whom we Serve

Cami Taiwo, BS, MAT, MAEL

Founder & President/Lead Administrator of Curriculum Design/Educator General, Gifted, and Special Education K-12/College Readiness/Adult Education CLICK HERE

"Equipped with a Bachelors in Science of Psychology and Biology from Roosevelt University on the beautiful lakefront of Downtown Chicago, Illinois, and then moving on to Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois for the first Master's Degree in teaching; this would lead to a fulfilling two decade career in some of Chicago‚Äôs toughest schools. With the completion of a 2nd Master's coursework in Educational Leadership at Concordia University, this would lay the foundation for administrative training. Followed by the completion of 200+ field hours of leadership work for an endorsement for Principal and Building Administrator at Sierra Nevada here in the great state of Nevada, I have been in the business of human service with multi-state teaching and leadership experience for nearly 20 years.  Education equals hope, and so do self-empowerment. When we help to fix the foundation for kids, it strengthens the entire scaffold thereby giving them a fighting chance to change their lives once they are able to make impacting, and life changing choices for themselves. When the precarious circumstances complicating the lives of children are not of their own choosing, what we offer are self-empowerment, hope, and cutting edge resources to strengthen a weak academic foundation in order to forge new beginnings."

Sharnay Okeke

"I completed my Bachelors in Special Education with a specialty in the spectrum of Autism at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. I went on from there to earn my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. I went from working in the schools to providing services in the community as a BST and PSR Provider simultaneously. From there I became an International educator. I have been in the business of human services, education, and international education services in the U.S. and China for 15 years. I have a desire to inspire before I expire! I believe in the Mission and Vision of Mind Your Books, and our sister company for social-emotional wellness;  Spirit & Mind Behavioral Services, because they both echo my philosophy. We really do what's best for kids and that's what this is all about. They are who this is for. "I believe the children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way..."

Anissa Miller

Administrator, Educator, Elementary K-6 CLICK HERE

"Licensed in two states; North Carolina and Nevada; as a Principal and an educator, I believe that the curriculum should be integrated and aligned to the Standard Course of Study. The teacher should reflect and adapt teaching based on self-evaluation and various learning styles of the students. It is important to establish a personal relationship with students by giving them individual attention and maintaining high standards and goals for them to reach. Each student should be challenged at their ability level. The lessons and instructional methods should be experiential, holistic, authentic, expressive, reflective, collaborative, and developmentally appropriate in order to develop problem solvers who can be fairly assessed using various assessments."

Stuart Elzy

Administrator/Educator/Creative Arts/Sports- K-12 CLICK HERE

"I love working with under-served youth and bring to the program years of service and educational experience as an Administrator and Educator of General and Special Education. I participate in the arts as an actor and bring those elements into the learning experiences of our youth. My wife and I are foster parents of 4 children, and this contributes to a greater understanding of the special needs of the children that I serve at home and also professionally. My experiences as a Physical Education teacher helps me to combine learning with fun."

Sean Jackson, BS

Studio Recording Class/Chess Club/Piano Lessons/Science & ELA Education/Community Worker/ K-Adult Click Here

"I completed my Bachelors of Science in Biology at Truman State University in 2017. I have a unique love for Science, Metaphysics, Forensics, recording original beats, writing music, playing Ragtime and Classical piano, and also working with kids. I love the combination of academics and creative arts to inspire our youth. When learning is made fun, and accessed from a rhythmic energy, knowledge becomes understanding and learning becomes effortless."

Randall Black II

General & Special Education, Music Productions, Sports Mentor, Educator, K-12 Click Here

"Coming from a dual parent home I wasn't always gifted with the opportunities of knowledge in certain areas of life and not because the knowledge was unavailable but because my parents coming from the south didn't understand how certain things worked in Las Vegas. So as I have grown I have always done all I can to help those that are unable or unaware of how to achieve certain goals in life. And having the opportunity to work with Ms Taiwo is yet another opportunity to give back to our community."

Steven Jackson

Sports/Mentor/ Community Worker

"I have been playing sports my entire life, and one thing that always made me feel good as a player was helping kids evolve in their game. I have seen kids change their entire lives around just by being involved in a sporting activity. A lot of kids turn to sports to stay out of trouble, and also use it as an outlet to feel they can express themselves without being judged. I want to be able to bring kids together and keep them away from violence, to bring a community together and to help build life long friendships, and to help kids reach their goals."

Dwight Looney, BA

Mentor/Community Worker Click Here

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart is true strength... Here at Mind Your Books, I aim to mentor & strengthen the minds of our youth."

Michelle Cabral

Math and Music Educator Click Here

Classically trained musician turned math nerd. I am a licensed math educator and I have taught all math courses from Pre-Algebra to Calculus. My mission in life is to provide high-quality education to all children regardless of race, gender, or social status.