She is our first graduate this year. She has been with us for both years of our existence. She’s been working hard to discover her passion. She found it. Beauty and fashion. She tried community college thru the dual enrollment program but fashion and beauty calls for her. She spends her day doing students’ hair, makeup and sewing. She made her prom dress. I (the founder) wrote a letter to the Dudley hair school to let her take some classes last year. They let her and she aced them. She decided that she was ready to leave our little nest and has set her graduation date. Next year she will finish cosmetology school and then she says she will go to college for business so she can open her own studio. I look forward to watching her journey.
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Anika earned her B.A. from Howard University in elementary education. She also has earned several graduate degrees in education from New York University and Howard University. She has a Masters in liberal arts from St. John’s College and is in the process of completing her PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland. Her research focus is on building literacy with African American students through engagement in the books of the Canon. She has served as a teacher, supervisor for student teachers, director of education and Head of School. Currently she is opening a unique Christian school in Southern Maryland called The Living Water School which is based on Charlotte Mason, Classical Education and the Sudbury Model. She and her husband Damon, have three children (ages 1, 3 and 5) and a Tibetan Terrier. They reside in Southern Maryland. View all posts by drnika