Major (RET) Stevie Brooks, military career began in 1980 upon graduation from Alcorn State University, Army ROTC in 1980 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant as an Infantry Officer. He served as an infantry officer in multiple junior and senior officer assignments.
Received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alcorn State University in 1980. Military schooling includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Armor Advance courses, Ranger, Airborne tabs and Operation Research System Analyst, Army Inspector General, the Command and General Staff Officer’s Courses.
Awards include: three Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, and three Army Achievement Medals, Overseas Service Ribbon; the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, and Parachutist’s badges, and Ranger Tabs.
A native of Mississippi, was raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He is married to the former Osie M. Giles from Clarksdale, Mississippi and they currently live in Leavenworth, Kansas. They have one son and two daughters who are now serving in the United States Air Force in Nevada, Nebraska, and New Mexico.
Served as Senior Army Instructor with the Kansas City Missouri Public Schools District from 1996 to 2017. Highlights of his service during this time:
- Established a school to career programs for hundreds of students.
- Started a job-shadowing project that included forty students and twenty professionals from the community.
- Organized and implemented a peer mediation/conflict resolution program which reduced the number of conflicts by 80% within the school.
- Achieved a 98.6% of all the seniors involved with his programs graduated and went on to successful endeavors in four year college, Vocational College or military service.
- Began a new JROTC program at Paseo Academy in September 1998, with seventy students that grew to over two hundred twenty by midterm. Established a requirement to maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain in the program.
- In partnership with Junior Achievement eighty students mentored over one thousand elementary school children in Kansas City. Junior Achievement provided our students with leadership and success training that enhanced the program as well as the lives of our students.
- Received recognition from Mayor Kay Barnes, Kansas City, Missouri for our efforts in the “Clean and Green” program, and have student’s assisted local AmeriCorps volunteers with “Bridging the Gap-Make A Difference Day” where students painted and improved a park and community center.The AmeriCorps chapter received a third place statewide recognition as a result of my student’s efforts.
- Students participated in the Martin Luther King Youth Day Celebration for the Ad Hoc “March to the Mural” were students participated in showing their support of curbing violence in their neighborhoods.
- The Youth Advisory Board of the Kauffman Foundation selected students to attend and present to the National Service Learning Conference in Rhode Island on their programs that improved their school and community outreach programs.
- Fifty of my students were selected to participate in a Peace Jam Conference with Nobel Laureates, because of their outstanding Service Learning projects.
- Program involved over nine hundred sixty students in various service projects, with six hundreds of these students accumulating over one hundred hours each. As a group our JROTC cadets have a combined total this year of “Twenty five thousand five hundred!” community service hours.
- Received grants from the Kauffman Foundation for fifty thousand dollars for a period of three (3) years to enhance our efforts to serve the community outreach programs.
- Selected as one of twenty-five JROTC Instructors nationwide selected to serve as a members of the Junior ROTC Curriculum Revision Workgroup.
- Established the first High School level Entrepreneurship (Making a JOB) in conjunction with Junior Achievement and the Kauffman Foundation.
- Received the Presidents Service School Award for three consecutive years.
- As a Senior Army Instructor my program always combines meaningful service to the community with classroom studies in a ways that improves students learning and strengths the community. That required students to work in collaboration with community members, teachers, and classmates to meet real community needs, while apply core concepts from the regular classroom curriculum.
AWARDS: Selected Who’s Who Among Teachers for the 1999/2000. Teacher of the year in partnership with Junior Achievement. Received the “Blacks in Government” (BIG) Teacher of the year award, school year 2000-2001. Numerous of awards from the District, Schools and Community for outstanding service.
Current serve as the Attendance/Dropout Prevention & Recovery Coordinator for the Kansas City Public Schools with the responsible forincreasing graduation rates, reduce absenteeism, truancy and dropouts through a targeted prevention, intervention and re-engagement that will keep students engaged in school and on track to graduate on time from high school.