A passionate educator and advocate, Juliana Urtubey is the 2020-2021 Nevada State Teacher of the Year. She is the first Latinx Nevada State Teacher of the Year since at least 1992. Ms. Urtubey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in special bilingual education from the University of Arizona. Ms. Urtubey is a National Board-Certified Teacher (Exceptional Needs Specialist, Early Childhood and Young Adults). Currently, she is a hybrid educator at Booker Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada where she serves as a co-teacher in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade special education settings and as an instructional strategist developing school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Supports for academic, social-emotional,
and behavioral interventions.
Alejandro Diasgranados is a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Aiton Elementary School in Washington DC. As a teacher-leader, Mr. Diasgranados has provided his community with connections and access, including a grant from the Washington Football Team for a school laundry center and a coat drive hosted with the Washington Capitals Stanley Cup Champion, Devante Smith-Pelly. Most recently, his school received 265 laptops to close the digital divide during COVID-19, due Diasgranados’ advocacy on the Drew Barrymore Show.He is the 2021 D.C. Teacher of the Year and a Top 4 Finalist for the Teacher of the Year 2021 and recently received the surprise announcement as the National University Teacher of the Year on the Drew Barrymore Show!
Montell Jordan is an American pastor, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Best known for his 1995 single
"This Is How We Do It", Jordan was the primary male solo artist on Def Jam's Def Soul imprint until leaving the label in 2003. In 2010, Jordan left the music business to become the worship leader at
Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia.
Once upon a time not long, Montell made no money and life sure was slow, along came a record deal that changed the game, switched up their lives and they were never same. Together, Montell & Kristin Jordan began both their marriage and music career journeys over 20 years ago. They entered into the recording industry as artist and manager with the #1 hit song “This Is How We Do It” less than one year after saying “I do.” The challenges of being married in the music business resulted in an unpredictable story where after two decades of world tours and millions of album sales, they chose marriage over music, faith over fame, and significance over success. Ultimately, they allowed God to reinvent their lives to focus on their family values, their passion to see the covenant of marriage reestablished, and to restore hope in the hearts of men and women everywhere.
Darrell Green is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest cornerbacks to have ever played in the NFL. Green was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
The self-proclaimed "itty bitty guy," Green was nicknamed the "Ageless Wonder" by his peers and the general media for his remarkable ability to maintain a high level of play well into the twilight of his career. Green was also known for his speed and was one of the fastest players
in the history of the NFL.
Green attended and played college football and ran track at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville). He finished his Bachelor of Science degree in general studies at St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia.
In 1982, Green was selected by his teammates as captain, was named a first team All-American, and was the Most Valuable Player in the Lone Star Conference. During his senior year, Green had 56 tackles, four interceptions and two punt returns for touchdowns. He was selected to the Lone Star Conference Team of the Decade for the 1980s.
Gary Dwayne Payton Sr. is an American former professional basketball player who played the point guard position. He is best known for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle Super Sonics, and holds Seattle franchise records in points, assists, and steals. He also played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakes and Miami Heat. Payton won an NBA championship with the Heat in 2006. Nicknamed "The Glove" for his defensive abilities, Payton was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. He is widely considered one of the greatest point guards of all time. Payton is the only point guard to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team nine times, an NBA record he shares with Michael Joran, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. Gary Payton was also a nine-time NBA All-Star and a nine-time All-NBA Team member. He is also an American basketball player who is regarded as one of the most tenacious defenders in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Jackeline Cacho is a multimedia leader and international award winning journalist has crossed continents
with her inspirational story.
She goes around the world for the past 25 years sharing hope and guidance how to find real success in life.
Recently she was invited to speak and represent the
United States at The 30th International Women Leaders Conference in Israel ‘Leading Women Making a Difference’ which brought together outstanding women
from 45 countries.
Jackeline Cacho is the creator of the Edutainment movement in Spanish in the country.
She is also the producer and host of
“Jackeline Cacho Presenta Triunfo Latino”
national program with the best ratings on the Spanish language network VME TV,
It is broadcast in the 20 most important
markets across the country.
The acclaimed International Speaker, her message of hope, unity and positivism has reached various countries such as, Israel, South Korea, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador
among other countries.
If you believe that we are the sum total of our life's experience and that as with destiny, if you work hard enough, and long enough, and remain true to your convictions that one day you will be where you are supposed to be, then you too will understand why the name
Derrick Rutledge is at the top of the list of
Who's Who in the entertainment industry.
It is not by chance that Derrick is the premier make-up artist to First Lady Michelle Obama
or legendary mogul Oprah Winfrey.
He has also painted the beautiful faces of Beyonce',
Chaka Kahn, CeCe Winans, Patti Labelle,
Yolanda Adams and the list grows daily.
From the start Derrick's talents have provided a blueprint for beauty. In his current capacity as Chief Contributing Editor for Make-Up at 0 Magazine, he is responsible for the covers of all O Magazine shoots as well as cover shoots for countless other national and international magazines including covers for Time Magazine, In Style and Vogue.
In the tradition of comedians who have made the transition from the stage to the screen, such as Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy, multi-talented Guy Torry has made the leap to comedic actor with great success. Guy has been seen on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam on HBO, as well as the feature films, Funny Money, opposite Chevy Chase, Penelope Ann Miller and Chris McDonald, The Last Stand, starring Anthony Anderson, Darrin Henson, Kevin Hart and written and directed by Russ Parr, Dead and Deader, opposite Dean Cain and Susan Ward, and the independent thriller Slow Burn, opposite Ray Liotta, Taye Diggs, LL Cool J and Mekhi Phifer. Guy has also appeared with Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear and Eva Mendes in the 20th Century Fox Film, Stuck on You and his many other feature film credits include Runaway Jury, Don’t Say A Word, Pearl Harbor, and with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence in Life. The St. Louis native also received critical acclaim for his work on the small screen starring in the NBC mini-series The 70’s, the HBO television movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, and the UPN drama The Strip.
Chef Eric Marshall is a recent champion of Food Network’s Chopped, an esteemed private chef and culinary entrepreneur.
The kitchen was the hub of Chef Marshall’s home growing up, and his love for cooking goes hand in hand with his love for entertaining.
He strives to perfect every aspect of the dining experience, serving audio and visual effects alongside his dishes to engage all of the senses. Chef Marshall trained tirelessly under celebrity chefs for many years
to sharpen his culinary skills.
Chef Marshall’s all-inclusive dining experiences are popular with Hollywood stars, and he has cooked for many high-profile athletes and actors, including Lil’ Mo, Nipsey Hussle, Marcus Morris, Naturi Naughton, Nicole Beharie and Tyrese Gibson, as well as the cast and producer of Lee Daniels and Danny Strong’s hit television show Empire and the Broadway hit Lion King. He was previously a private chef to the Ambassador, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC and he also served as a catering executive chef for Tyler Perry studios, as well as catered for HBO, Netflix and Squirrel Films.
Named as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Doctors in America’ in 2013, Named as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Doctors in America’ in 2013, Dr Rondrick Williamson literally built his entire career on hardwork and dedication to excellence. From humble beginnings, he has managed to create quite a presence in the world today. Born in Mullins, SC, his mother struggled to make ends meet while raising three boys and at times had to go without, but modest beginnings didn’t get in the way of his goal of having a successful career as a physician. His mother struggled alone to provide for her three boys. He lived in public housing. “We had things we needed,” Williamson said, “but a lot of the ‘wants’ we weren’t able to have.literally built his entire career on hardwork and dedication to excellence. From humble beginnings, he has managed to create quite a presence in the world today. Born in Mullins, SC, his mother struggled to make ends meet while raising three boys and at times had to go without, but modest beginnings didn’t get in the way of his goal of having a successful career as a physician. His mother struggled alone to provide for her three boys. He lived in public housing. “We had things we needed,” Williamson said, “but a lot of the ‘wants’ we weren’t able to have.
Shirley Luu is one of the elite experts in the financial industry. She has been recognized for countless awards and honors, has taught thousands of people, mentored hundreds to begin careers in financial services, and has served countless clients for nearly 25 years. Practically every week she is teaching people somewhere in the U.S.A. about their financial security and about prudent ways to achieve it.
But… it didn’t start this way. Before Shirley Luu became a driving force in the financial services and insurance industry, she was a typical half-financially-illiterate person (maybe just like you). Her husband passed away and due to a lack of life insurance, was suddenly faced with no financial support, in emotional distress,
and with 3 children to take care of.
Rather than wallow in depression, Shirely Luu turned this ‘setback’ into the beginning of her ‘comeback,’ and the rest, as they say, is history.
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