WHERE GENE COMES FROM
He was born and raised in Denver's Montbello Neighborhood, where he attended John Amesse and Mcglone Elementary. He was then bused to Smiley Middle School for the Gifted and Talented Program, and later the computer magnet program at George Washington High School; graduating with the class of 2002. He is a proud Patriot. He earned his BA in Business Administration with a concentration in management from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He is honored to follow in the foot steps of great men. It was on that campus that he took on the idea of servant leadership.
A THRIVING CAREER
When he arrived back in Denver he worked various positions with local and state government. He also spent time working with kids within parks and recreation, coaching youth sports, and mentoring. He has been very active in the community organizing festivals, advocating for the community, and hosting a variety of other events and forums that strengthened his community. That passion for the community led him to the classroom in 2017 as part of the Teach for America Launch Fellowship. It was then that he dedicated his time to educating the children in the Far Northeast community at Strive Prep Montbello. He has since earned an MA in Teaching with a concentration in Secondary Math from Relay Graduate School of Education. Currently, he is obtaining an MS in Biotechnology from Morehouse School of Medicine. He is dedicated to opening doors of opportunity for students that look like him, and grew up in neighborhoods like his. Gene is a great Denver School Board Candidate