Dr. Shango Blake, Ed.D

Advisory Board

Dr. Shango Blake is the Founder & President of BE-U Black Edufluencers United, CEO T.R.U. SK Consultant, Equity Trainer, National Public Speaker, Educational Consultant./CEO T.R.U. SK Consultant, Equity Trainer, National Public Speaker, Educational Consultants


LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT


Bonus Award citation (2008) for significantly improving the test scores at IS 109Q in 2006-2007; Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks (2007); served on the New York State Schools Under Registration and Review Committee (SURR) that assesses and evaluates low performing schools, highlights their strengths and makes recommendations for improvement (2007); Served on Chancellor’s Principal Advisory Committee—a select group of principals who meet with New York City’s School Chancellor and make recommendations for citywide improvements of the system (2006-2007); Selected by NYC Chancellor as Empowerment School Principal (2005); Increased community accessibility to school facility; President, SE Queens Middle School Principal’s Association (2004); Shango Blake Day proclaimed by the Westchester County Legislators and The Yonkers City Council (2001).


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT


Creation of Teacher Resource Center in collaboration with the NYC Teachers’ Union; Structured a peer mentoring program for new teachers; Enhanced curriculum offerings, such as Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Nursing, and dance in a middle school; Created 3 new partnerships (community, college and corporate based) with a middle school; Initiated Hip-Hop CD/DVD project that was featured as an innovative model at the Tribeca Film Festival and HBO (2005-2008); Initiated Manhood Training Program (2004); Initiated and supervised special outreach school-based program for at-risk adolescents in a high school (1999); Founded Gordon HS Gospel Choir (2000); Initiated Historical Black College Tour for high schools in Yonkers (2001);


Specialties: SCHOOL REFORM


Developed and implemented a 3 year School-wide Strategic Plan for restructuring a middle school; (School was brought from the second lowest performing middle school to #1 rank--scores increased for each of the 3 years in reading and mathematics as evidenced on the NYS Report Card).

Dr. Shango Blake, Ed.D