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Country: United States
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Member Since: Aug 23, 2013

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Ode to Joe

Article by LilShug
Posted: Sep 10, 2013
Memories that sustained the love of an ex-wife and...

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Good Beginning Bittersweet Ending

Short Story by LilShug
Posted: Aug 29, 2013
This is a true story. It is about my granddaughter,...
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Ode to Joe

Article by LilShug
Posted: Sep 10, 2013
Memories that sustained the love of an ex-wife and...

Good Beginning Bittersweet Ending

Short Story by LilShug
Posted: Aug 29, 2013
This is a true story. It is about my granddaughter,...



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Verner Reid
www.LilShug@Booksie.com
I am Verner Reid, a dynamic, creative, proactive, mature African American female employed five and a half years as a professor of Evidenced Based Reading and General Education Development (GED) at Malcolm X College (MXC). My experience there is priceless! My work was painstakingly perplexing. Yet, I loved it with a passion. I recently resigned due to a challenging illness and a dire need for hip replacement surgery

It would be nice to say that I have always wanted to be a teacher, but that just is not the case.  I wanted a career in broadcast journalism.  I put forth great strides toward fulfillment of that prophecy. Ten of the most meaningful and productive years of my life were spent creating a not-for-profit organization under which The Verner Reid Show; a cable cast television program was developed and produced.  I said good-bye to it because it was “literally” non-profit.

Prior to MXC I worked as a full-time regular substitute teacher. During my ten year tenure I originated an award certificate based on behavior and participation.  However, a rude awakening occurred that made me acutely aware of, and appalled by, the lack of reading, fluency and comprehension skills of African American students in particular, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. That shocking revelation provided the nucleus to my mode of thought. I made a personal vow to do whatever possible to instill a desire to learn and stimulate growth in education of African American children by teaching their parents; many of whom as I am, a product of a failed educational system.

I have worked in other unrelated fields throughout my lifetime that may have been an impetus leading up to a teaching career.  As a seven year old child, I taught Baptist Young People Training Union (BYPTU).  As a young adult I formed and taught an exercise class, wrote exercise and other columns for local newspapers and magazines, assisted senior citizens and  other adults lacking educational skills( my own were limited ) on how to fill out government forms, job applications, and how to communicate with utility companies, landlords and bill collectors.

I am proud to be the recipient of a few outstanding awards including; a Lifetime Achievement Award (2006) Evanston Media Center; Leadership Award (1998) National-Louis University; Image Award (1996) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) local chapter; Teacher of the month runner-up award (2011) Malcolm X College.

The knowledge that I have gained through these activities, experiences and accolades are only a few among  many  adventures that perhaps helped to shape and form me into what I have become in my later “formative” years.

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