Darlene has been an educator for over nineteenth years working with youths and adult learners in the public and private education systems; she also has over twenty years of experience working in various positions with non-profits organizations during her career when she retired from the position as Chief Administrator. Darlene is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and a product of its public school system. She matriculated at Armstrong-Atlantic State University and earned a Master's Degree in Adult Education with three (3) concentrations in the following areas: Education Technology, Human Resources, and Literacy. Additionally, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with two (2) concentrations in the following areas: Teacher Education and Library Media and Science from Armstrong-Atlantic State University. She also attended Savannah Technical College and earned an Associate of Applied Technology Degree in Computer Programming.<br /> <br /> Darlene is very active in the community and the church by volunteering her services, skills, and talents. She holds memberships in various associations and organizations. She is a previous recipient of various awards for her outstanding leadership and membership for her dedication to the associations and organizations she serves on currently and in the past. Her long-term goal is to teach adults and youths in an environment that promotes educational and cultural awareness where learners can learn more to advance academically in reaching successful goals in life. She enjoys learning and studying new trends in the fields of education and technology that will increase her knowledge personally and professionally. She also enjoys bowling, exercising, singing, walking, and weightlifting in her spare time. Her short-term goal is working and communicating with people who come from a diverse population that allows her to grow professionally and personally as an individual. “There is not a better place to meet people who desire the knowledge of learning and networking than in the organizations that I am affiliated with as a member.” Her motto is “I can do all things through God who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Her family, church family, and friends are spiritual inspirations where she gets her source of love, faith, strength, guidance, and Christian values.