Raised by his eldest brother, who substituted for a deceased mother and an absent father, Marlon knows all too well that less-than-ideal circumstances shall never predict your outcomes. Mr. Ray, a self-proclaimed country boy who values southern manners, has worked on opposite ends of the education spectrum: employed many years within higher education and later served as a parole officer.
Mr. Ray was the founder of 11408inc: a now defunct, nonprofit that mentored male youth in the District of Columbia. His philosophy is to do "whatever it takes" to ensure students are prepared to succeed in tomorrow's competitive global economy. " My most important task is to be a positive role model who will correct students with wisdom, facilitate solutions, to include, teach, coach and advise."
Mr. Ray is forced to fight against the injustice that plagues Southeast DC
public school children. He believes that residents East of the River can’t breath! It is the knee of the DC mayor, who oversees education, that’s pressed deep unto the neck of the historically oppressed Black people of Wards 7 and Ward 8. I’m shouting out the injustice against our children and families but my outcry, plea and call for justice go unheard. Each day we’re gasping to breath!
He believes that it is his responsibility as a Black man, a Black man with experience, a Black man with wisdom, and a Black man with patience and time, to help Black youth navigate a turbulent life road map. Mr. Ray holds a master’s of education from University of Oklahoma.
|Supporting Documentation||Location to Download|
|Marlon Ray Bio||https://tmdenterprises.sharefile.com/d-sc990265d501436d9|
|Whistleblower Letter to DCPS||https://tmdenterprises.sharefile.com/d-sc990265d501436d9|
|DCPS Payments to Relay||https://tmdenterprises.sharefile.com/d-sf7bb194531247d1b|
|DCPS Admin also Relay Coaches||https://tmdenterprises.sharefile.com/d-s2a63e522f804de7a