Marquis Cooper, Sr. is an award winning educator, father, Professional school counselor, Executive Director of 12welve(www.12welve.ning.com), a community based organization designed to increase leadership and responsibility with at risk males and females that is transferable to their communities, and author of Guidance ~N~ Action (www.guidancenaction.com) a program designed to change the culture and climate of public schools by “bridging the gap” while “removing the cap” of limitations, between the children that are celebrated and those that are tolerated. A seasoned seminar leader and motivational speaker. He has delivered presentations and keynote addresses at national conferences, school districts, workshops, universities, colleges, schools, and meetings in various states. He is emerging as one of today’s most powerful and dynamic speakers.
Marquis holds a B.A. degree in Elementary Education, a M. Ed degree in Counselor Education, and is currently seeking a Doctorate in Education Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Over the past 10 years he has served as an advocate for children of all capacities. He provides an uncommon understanding to the issues of students both in the public and private sectors, the juvenile justice system, the primary, the middle, the secondary and at the post secondary level.
He has coined the quote, “if you leave and grow, you can come back and plant.” He continues to plant seeds of success and change by helping others to understand that your current circumstance does not dictate your future. His work is beneficial to all people. He continues to impact the lives of all he comes in contact with. His compassion, self-sacrifice, dedication and keen intellectual insight into the personal and social development of students, parents, men and women of all ages has left many individuals with a sense of empowerment and a need for change.