J. Hood & Associates | Our Team
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Jacquie Hood Martin, PhD

Named three consecutive years as Cambridge Who’s Who Education Professional of the Year, Jacquie Hood Martin has served in higher education as a Dean and College Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs in the one of the toughest communities in the United States in the City Colleges of Chicago education system.  - Read more

Roland Martin

Roland S. Martin is a nationally award-winning journalist who has an extreme passion for education. A board member of the education reform group, StudentsFirst, Martin has advocated for school choice in his various roles on radio, TV, newspaper, magazine and online. He has also spoken at school choice conferences, and led various seminars and workshops on the matter. He has been a longtime advocate, having attended a school of communications magnet high school in Houston. Martin, the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year, is host and managing editor of TV One Cable Network’s NewsOneNow, the first one-hour daily morning show dedicated to news for African Americans. - Read more


Amber Dozier

Amber Dozier specializes in curriculum design and instructional methods with an emphasis on educational policy. As a learning coach through K12 Virtual Academy, Dozier developed several teaching models that increased student proficiency across all subject areas. She also designed and implemented a preparatory curriculum to raise student performance on state-mandated standardized tests. - Read more

Brittanye Calhoun

Brittanye Calhoun is an emerging leader in project management.  Calhoun serves as a project manager for J. Hood & Associates. Using her expertise, Calhoun has facilitated revision and implementation of school policy in accordance with changes to state regulations. Her experience includes working with K12 Virtual Academy learning coaches to implement new learning models and evaluation tools.  Serving as a project manager, Calhoun oversaw execution, evaluation, and reform of numerous pilot programs and case studies designed to enrich the classroom experience and increase student performance.  - Read more

Corey Briscoe

Corey Briscoe’s expertise spans the fields of higher education and politics. He is a staunch advocate for increasing the number of African-American males in higher education. He served on the Howard University Board of Trustees, where he worked tirelessly to increase the effectiveness of enrollment management and extend the opportunity for higher education to a larger number of African-American students. - Read more

Durecia Moorer

Durecia Moorer is a sought-after education and non-profit leader, specializing in K-12 education reform, community engagement, non-profit fundraising and development, and strategic branding. - Read more

Chef Reginald L. Martin Jr.

Executive Chef Reginald L. Martin Jr. graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990. He was trained to prepare classical French cuisine at the Alain & Marie Lenotre Culinary Institute in Houston.  - Read more


Lavaille Lavette

Armed with a Masters Degree in Education, Lavaille Lavette has worked as an investment broker, school teacher, school district administrator, speechwriter, and marketing executive. A best-selling author and educational expert, she served as the Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Rod Paige, U. S. Department of Education, 2001 – 2005. Currently she heads up an educational marketing consulting firm and multi-media packaging company. - Read more

LeVita L. Marshall

LeVita L. Marshall is currently a Reading Specialist where she focuses on struggling readers, children with Dyslexia and other learning disabilities. She also serves as Literacy Coach in the area of English/Language Arts. In her previous district, she worked in the capacity as a staff developer, trainer, and presenter. She has completed work on the English Language Arts Curriculum alignment and development team and is a Certified District Trainer for the Texas Primary Reading Inventory Assessment. - Read more


Zina Martin

As an art educator and foremost a parent of two girls, a well grounded education has become a major and ongoing concern for my own children. Teaching in Texas classrooms as allowed me to witness first-hand the need for ongoing advocacy. - Read more