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“If a little brown boy like me from Southeast can make it, anyone can”.

 

ikey p. staton, jr.

Ikey P. Staton, Jr. attended Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a 2002 graduate of The University of the District of Columbia and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  He is also a life-long resident of the District of Columbia metropolitan area and is a product of Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia public schools having attended Ann Beers Elementary in Washington, D.C., Suitland Junior High and graduating from Crosslands High School in 1984. 

Mr. Staton is a 24 year veteran of the District of Columbia Public School system having served as a resource aide for parents and guardians who were obtaining their general equivalency diplomas, an Educational Resource Aide/Computer Science, at the District of Columbia Public School’s headquarters in the special education department as a recruiter and interviewer for new teachers, as a business manager where he started The Significant Male program which secured local sports celebrities to serve as mentors for male students where they educated those students about life choices and decision-making.  He is currently the Business Manager and Registrar for Ketchum Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C. where he manages the day-to-day operations of the school.

Mr. Staton places a high value on education and uses every opportunity and all avenues to improve outcomes for all students despite economic, social, geographical or cultural status.  He is passionate about changing the lives of all children and plans to continue working with and supporting our youth by opening a company that provides before and aftercare and tutoring services so that our most vulnerable populations will have all of the supports needed to succeed.  He also plans on using his influence to match elementary school students with mentors that will be with them through college.  Mr. Staton is committed to making sure that all students succeed because, “If a little brown boy like me from Southeast can make it, anyone can”.