A native of New York City, I attended Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas where I received my Associate’s degree in Mathematics. I returned to New York to attend Pace University, and I received my Bachelors Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. Since I like computer programming I thought I had found my niche as a Systems Engineer with Verizon Communications, Inc. After 10 years, I realized that I wanted more challenge. After I received a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix (online) I was ready for my second career. I earned my teaching certification in Math, Special Education, and Computer Science. I began teaching at a small private school in Saint Petersburg and have taught and/or https://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/C.W.-Gardenhire-pic.jpgistered at several private schools. Presently, I am the Information Technology Coordinator at Enterprise High Charter School in Clearwater, Florida. I am also a doctoral candidate at the University of Phoenix.