Columbia U. School of Law (JD), Princeton U. (MPA), Brandeis U. (BA), attended Univ. College, Cardiff, Wales and Baruch College, CUNY. Certified teacher, principal, and superintendent; taught elementary and middle grades. Honors include: African-American Institute Fellow for curr. development, Paul Robeson Scholar in Minority Legal Studies, NYS Distinguished Educator for school redesign; Marquis' Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.