Monise Seward is a mother, (former) home school and public school Special Education teacher, freelance writer, and self-proclaimed Parent Advocate for (accessible) School Choice, Arts-Education, and diversity. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in History with a concentration in African American Studies. Monise is completing requirements for the Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership.
For the past 2.5 years Monise has been developing and revising plans for a (tuition-free) K-12 Visual & Performing Arts Charter School in Snellville, GA. Monise is also currently conducting research for two forthcoming books: one chronicling her experiences as a teacher and the other on the lifelong benefits of well-supported arts programs in public schools.
Monise is the Atlanta Education Reform writer for Examiner.com, where she covers topics related directly to Education in the metro-Atlanta area. You can also view her education contributions to the Race-talk.org blog.