An educator, author, and motivational speaker, Curtis D. Brandon, Sr. was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Despite his humble beginnings, Brandon achieved his dreams while growing up in the inner city. His love of learning and teaching flourished at Virginia Union University (VUU), where he excelled in basketball, football, and academics.
Though a talented football player, Brandon chose to become an educator, particularly an educator who would assist learners with learning challenges. After leaving VUU, Brandon worked in the Virginia public school system for over 30 years.
Throughout his professional career, Brandon continued his education and earned numerous certifications and degrees. He completed training in Educational Leadership and Special Education and obtained a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Continuing his commitment to community service, Brandon created the nonprofit, Central Virginia Educational Resource Programs, Inc. (CVERP), which teaches math and reading fundamentals to special education children. Among its services, CVERP provides GED completion resources, adult career development, college preparation, job readiness skills, and support groups for families.
Brandon lives by the motto, "Believe in something, or you will fall for anything." With this belief always in mind, he works tirelessly to help people navigate through life, even when it seems to work against them. In addition to his book, Leadership and Instructional Technology in Schools, Brandon has given numerous presentations, mentored countless youth, and broken many education barriers.
Regardless of where you start in life, Brandon believes success can be achieved and you can be an inspiration to others.
Dr. Curtis D. Brandon, Sr.
Erika D. Brandon was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Growing up in the inner city, Brandon was the youngest of 4 children, educated in the public school system. Brandon attended J Sargeant Reynolds Community College, achieving her Associates Degree and later attended Old Dominion University. Obtaining her bachelor's degree in Communications, Brandon continued her education and obtained her Master's Degree in Public Administration from American Public University.
Making the most of her educational experience, Brandon has worked in state government for over 17 years and currently as the Business Manager with the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. Professionally, Brandon is responsible for overseeing the budget, customer service, finance, grant management, personnel and procurement functions of the state lab.
Throughout her professional career, Brandon continued her education and earned numerous certifications to include Virginia Contracting Associate and Certified Nonprofit Management.
Collaborating with her husband, the Brandon's founded Central Virginia Educational Resource Programs, Inc. (CVERP) in 2013. A certified nonprofit organization, CVERP assists the Richmond communities by providing educational resources in the areas of: tutoring, advocacy, GED completion resources, adult career development, college preparation, job readiness skills, and support groups for families.
Under the Brandon's leadership, CVERP partners with various local nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services to under served communities. Most recently CVERP partnered with Saving Our Youth RVA to present the Leading Our Ladies Training & Development Program in September 2022.
Erika D. Brandon
Motivational Speaking Platforms
Leadership I Theory and Practice
Planning and Budgeting
· Establish agendas
· Set timetables
· Allocate resources
Organizing and Staffing
· Provide structure
· Make job placements
· Establish rules and
Controlling and Problem Solving
· Develop incentives
· Generate creative solutions
· Take corrective action
Self-Determination Theory vs. Situational Leadership Theory Internal and External Motivation factors
Leadership skills that inspire motivation
Professional Workshops on Individualized Educational Plan (IEP'S) Topics: IDEA Federal Mandated Act/ Components of the IEP/ Imperative information for parents with children with disabilities.
Children with Disabilities: From A-Z -what you should know
Smart Goal Model
Launch Your Life
Substance Abuse: Vaping
This will be a book based on an angel living in the ghetto with a second-grade education and who inspired her 16 children to become productive community leaders based on factual evidence.
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