Even as a kid, I was interested in what made “kids” successful. I looked around my neighborhood my family and local community and what I discovered was revealing and motivating.
For example, one thing I noticed is that parents and neighbors concerned about the kids on the block. I think that initial concern is what motivated me to finally think about writing the book about “sticking with your kids.” If this situation exists for you, it is a powerful and beneficial opportunity for kids to learn about respect and responsibility. If it is not, then it could be a great opportunity to reinstate this community resource. Children react to adults who are demonstrating characteristics of responsibility.
His involvement within education covered the vast range of educational opportunities from developing preschool facilities to teaching elementary school, middle school, high school and college level students.
For five decades Dr. Marvin E. Gantt has presented seminars and presentations while working with public schools, colleges and corporations in the United States. He initiated his instructional career at Quitman Street school in Newark, N.J. For several years he was a Student Development Specialist at Essex County College New Jersey, and also a Communications Specialist working for New Jersey Institute of Technology and instructed as an AdjunctProfessor at Rutgers University.
His involvement within education covered the vast range of educational opportunities from developing preschool facilities to teaching elementary school, middle school, high school and college level students. Working in such programs from Project Redirect in Newark, New Jersey to encouraging students to take advantage of various vocational opportunities caused him to be involved with students, parents, and teachers from rural to urban communities. Dr. Marvin E. Gantt currently resides in the Atlanta, Georgia area. In his Educational career he served professionally as a English teacher, an Athletic coach, Principal and Director in Essex County and Camden County New Jersey. His formal education began at Western Colorado State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and he received his Master Of Arts Degree in Education at WCSU. He attended Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey to obtain his Administrative Certificate. At Nova South Eastern University, he completed his Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Change.
His journey has been enriched with experiences and achievements in each area of his endeavors.
Marvin and wife Karen are married with two children.