Mind Your Books ©
A Charitable Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Education Organization
We Level the Playing Field for All Whom we Serve
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We level the Playing Field for All Whom we Serve
Cami Inez, BS, MAT, MAEL
Official Charter Trustee President
Founder/Lead Administrator of Curriculum Design/Principal/Educator General, Gifted, and Special Education K-12/College Readiness/Adult EducationClick 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’s 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."
David Hines, BSBA, CPA/
Official Charter Trustee Treasurer
"I am a Nevada CPA specializing in tax preparation, client accounting, and financial statement preparation services for small businesses and individuals in the Las Vegas area. I have five years of experience in the public accounting field. I am member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2012, and my Master of Accounting from Florida Atlantic University in 2019.
Prior to my work in public accounting, I worked as a paralegal for a bankruptcy law firm. I am a firm believer in the Mind Your Books Charter School Mission, Vision, and Diversity Statements, and I am committed to bringing these goals to fruition."
Dr. Chudi Obijekwu
Proposed Board Member/Clinical Director of Charter Therapeutic Services
"Following completion of Doctoral clinical practicum at Meharry Medical College /Hubbard Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Chudi Obijekwu proceeded to Boston School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts where he completed his pre – doctoral fellowship (internship) in clinical psychology. He is licensed in mental health and addictions with Pediatric training."
Jessica Bailey /Official Charter Secretary
"I have been working with kids in the school environment since 2012, and I have an affinity for all kids but especially children on the Autism Spectrum. I love the educational environment. I recently became an RBT in order to contribute to the parent's struggle if their children are in need of immediate attention so that those kids are not left behind in the school setting when their automatic behaviors start to override what they are able to control. I can provide a source of comfort for them. I support the mission and vision for the Mind Your Books Charter School because of the clinical base where I can be of service to the families not only in the office capacity, but also in assist with the children on the campus."
Sharon Sszeman RN, BSN, BBA
"I am a graduate of UNLV School of Nursing, and I have Business Accounting Degree from Davenport University. I believe in the clinical model of MYBCS. I have been a registered nurse for 7 years in Nevada. I am a mom of three children. Children are our future. We need to give them the tools to become the best version of themselves and that starts with nutrition. I believe in the mission and vision of Mind Your Books because children of trauma and at-risk students need a strong beginning."
Ema Rowe, BA/
"I love kids and I am dedicated to children of trauma. I am also a foster mom because I need to protect and educate children, it's a part of my make up and I am excited to be a part of this organization that protects and educated children as well."
Tanya Harper-McClair, BSW
"I am a parent, and have worked in the child welfare system in Nevada for over 16 years. Having seen and personally/professionally experienced the shortcomings of an ill-equipped education system in meeting the mental, behavioral health, and educational support of youth in this community has been disheartening, until now. The vision of the Proposed Mind Your Books Charter School is a gateway for improving the education of community children of students at risk.
MYB currently meets ALL children where they are in their discord whether emotional, social, or academic in a personalized pathway intrinsic to that child's RE education and emotional wellness. As a parent and professional, I am excited about the opportunity to support the vision of the Proposed Mind Your Books Charter School."
"I was born in Monroe, Louisiana and I knew that I wanted to be a teacher in elementary school thanks to Mrs. LaFlora. My first degree, ironically, is not in education, it is a BA in Fashion Merchandising. My second Bachelor’s is in Education and then I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Technology from Grand Canyon University in 2014. Being an educator, it has given me a sense of purpose to pass knowledge to developing minds. It allows me to share what I have learned throughout my journey as a student and a professional from multiple strong educators. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with the students of MYBCS and their families. I have had so many ideas for school and classroom improvement, and I look forward to being a part of this work and sharing my ideas and programs. My classroom students always test well, and I take my work seriously and will be excited to bring strategy and ideas to the campus in order to make a difference in the lives of children. As an active and engaged participant in this career path, my students will always have positive support and nurturing to help them to realize their true potential and keep their flame of learning eternally lit."
"Marsha D. Ashraf is a first-generation college graduate and social justice advocate. Marsha experienced educational inequity in both her personal and professional life. She possesses a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and two graduate degrees in Management; Healthcare Leadership and Business Administration. She is an accomplished business manager and human resource executive with proven management skills in the education and healthcare industries. Marsha brings with her a wealth of knowledge from those two industries; she is currently a business manager and human resource coordinator. She has worked in both the private and public sector and now looks to utilize her knowledge to help make Mind Your Books a success."
Larissa Cardenas, BA, MS/
Proposed Charter School Board Member
"Received B.A. in Religious Studies from California State University, Northridge and a M.S in Special Education from National University. Working with at-risk youth is challenging and rewarding, having worked in the juvenile justice system for the County of Los Angeles as a Resource Teacher and teaching after-school classes to help students incarcerated in juvenile detention centers pass the GED exam, I have extensive experience serving youth with emotional disturbance and other learning disabilities including Autism. I love to work with students who need the most help, and I look forward to being of service to help disenfranchised youth reach their educational goals."
Lamont Colquitt, BA
"I've been teaching for 13 years with experience as an interim administrator. I enjoy my calling in the field of education because I now make a difference. I'm also a basketball and football coach. I believe children of trauma deserve strong mentorship."
Sham Lewis/Proposed Board Member
"Time Space and Opportunity Services was founded in 2018, but that was not the birth of TSO Services. Trial, error, and experience are the best teachers and I have experience in coaching, playing sports, vocal instruction, performing arts, financial literacy for adults, and more. My unique life experiences have led me to Mind Your Books Charter School. Teaching the principles of financial literacy to children is one of the most important lessons they can learn. The values and vision of this charter school are in alignment with those of my company and I’m honored to be a part of this journey to bringing forward more financially literate young adults in our community."
Sharnay Okeke, BA, MA/
Proposed Charter School Board Member
"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..."
Sean Jackson, BS
"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."
"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."