Terris Andre King, II earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia. He continued his higher education by receiving his Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Lesley University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While attending Lesley University, his year-round teaching apprentice positions were not only learning experiences, they were also opportunities to explore the more underdeveloped aspects within the education system.
During the 2009 to 2010 school year, while working at the Haggerty School and the Shady Hill School, Mr. King developed and presented the first Citizens of the World (COW) Symposium. The COW Symposium is a series of workshops for African American boys and their parents, to promote self-worth, positive self-identities, and responsibly aware citizens. Mr. King was recognized for this innovative symposium series as the youngest presenter at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) 2010 People of Color Conference.Mr. King’s initiative of delivering education and his compelling need to serve his community is manifested in his continual involvement with his family church.
In 2008, Mr. King founded the Liberty Grace Church of God Summer Fun Camp. The camp is comprised of summer enrichment, supplemental education, health & fitness, and artistic development programs.
In 2010, Mr. King jumped at the opportunity to work as a Kindergarten teacher at the Bishop Walker School for Boys, in Washington, DC. Mr. King was named a Klingenstien
Fellow from Columbia University’s Teachers College in 2012. Mr. King has taken on a new challenge in the classroom teaching preschool at the Park School of Baltimore where he serves as a pre-kindergarten teacher. Mr. King is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Pi Omega Chapter in Baltimore, MD. Pi Omega Chapter runs the overall operation of the Easterwood Recreation Center, where he serves as a Program Director. He has been featured in the Bay State Banner newspaper in the following article “Where are the black teachers?” and CNN’s “Black male teachers, a rare breed.”
He began serving as the Executive Director of The Black Man Can Institute in 2013 and participated in several implementations of The Institute. He is excited to be a part of our team and we look forward to all that he has to offer.