Monique is a forever point guard that contributed to three Maryland 4A Girls Basketball State Championships at Suitland High School in Prince George’s County. Monique earned a NCAA Division I scholarship to Coppin State University, a Historically Black institution (HBCU) in Baltimore, Maryland. During her time with the Eagles, Monique received a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Award in 2002-2003; was named Unsung Hero for her 2003-2004 team; and was tri-captain on the 2004-2005 MEAC Championship squad that made the school’s first NCAA tournament appearance. Monique graduated with a B.S. in Management Science.
Following accomplishments as a scholar athlete, Monique gained skills in event management, sales and marketing, sports-based youth development, and fundraising through experiences with private, public, and nonprofit organizations. She has served in various roles from coaching and teaching, business development, and community engagement both domestically and internationally.
Danielle is a passionate and accomplished Educator and coach in Abu Dhabi, UAE who is committed to helping her students achieve their full potential. Her teaching career began in Baltimore, and as an alumna of Morgan State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), she has a deep appreciation for the important role of providing access for underrepresented students. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Science in Education, Danielle is well-equipped to understand the complex social and cultural factors that can impact student success.
As a mentor for aspiring teachers, Danielle has the opportunity to inspire and guide the next generation of educators. In addition, Danielle's experience as a coach and former Maryland State Champion athlete is particularly valuable in helping her students develop important skills like teamwork, perseverance, and sportsmanship. Danielle is making a meaningful impact in her community through her work as an educator, coach, and mentor. Her dedication to the values of the Shero Plan is a testament to her commitment to promoting positive change and empowerment globally.