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Lisa L. Daniels

High Quality Educational Advocate


Lisa L. Daniels 


 Smith College

B.A. Government 

studied Afro-American Studies 

American University

M.Ed. in Education Policy & Leadership 

currently completing

Ed.D. in Education Policy and Leadership (2025)

Certified Human Rights Consultant at the  

U.S. Institute for Diplomacy and Human Rights 

Academic Fitness Coach 

Motivational Speaker

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 Lisa Lynee’ Daniels was raised in the Birmingham Metropolitan Area and is a proud product of First Baptist Church Graymont and the Bessemer City Schools System. She earned her bachelor's in Government and Africana studies at Smith College and her master’s in Education Policy and Leadership from American University. 


As a fierce advocate for expanding educational ecosystems, Lisa has served as a teacher for the past 10 years in public, private, and public charter schools. Lisa has researched and trained as a Gates Millennium Scholar, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Urban Education Fellow, LeAnna Brown Fellow, Congressional Black Caucus Intern, Teach for America Corps member, and National Parks Service Teacher Ranger Teacher at the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. Lisa is also a certified Human Rights Consultant with the U.S. Institute for Diplomacy and Human Rights. 

Lisa Lynee’ Daniels is the daughter of Rev. James Daniels, Jr. and Mrs. Ava Daniels. Lisa is a member of the Bessemer Historic Society, Bessemer Coalition for Black History, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The National Hook-up of Black Women, and Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. In the fall, Lisa will start her doctorate (Ed.D) at American University.

Education & Experience






Jess Lanier High School - Top Ten 

Gates Millennium Scholar


Alabama -District 7

Congressional Black Caucus 


Smith College 

Government & Afro-American Studies

Dean's List 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow 

Urban Education Fellow 

Black Students' Alliance

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 


University of Oxford, Trinity College

Shakespeare & Short Story Writing


Teach for America, Corps Member 

American & British Literature Teacher 


YES Prep Brays Oaks 

United States History Teacher 

Introduction to Rhetoric & Composition Teacher 

Choir Teacher


American University 

Master's in Education, Policy, and Leadership


Human Rights Consultant Certification 

U.S. Institute for Diplomacy and Human Rights

2017- 2018

KIPP Houston High School 

United States History Teacher 


The Altamont School

Civics & Government Teacher 

American University 

EdD in Education, Policy, and Leadership

Content and Skills 


Certified Teaching Skills in Public & Charter Schools

Content Writing & Editing

Microsoft and Mac Programs 

Google Drive

Email Marketing

Social Media Marketing & Management

Web Design

Video Production 

Political Commentator 

Fundraising & Event Planning

Skills & Languages
Awards & Interests



  • Gates Millennium Scholar, Jess Lanier High School

  • Urban Education Fellow, Smith College

  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Smith College

  • James C. Barton Faculty/Staff Leadership Award, The Altamont School


Beyond the Day to Day

  • Investigative Journalism 

  • Photography

  • Travel

  • Poetry

  • Baking Cupcakes 

  • Civil Rights Advocacy

Academic Fitness Coach

Teachers do an incredible job to support students during the day and parents do the hard work of providing for students needs by working a job or giving other forms of care. Who's there to support and tutor your kid through projects and tests throughout the semester? Who's regularly working to keep your student organized so that they can be on the right track to be a competitive college applicant? Try me! 

As a teacher, I was able to provide my students who had limited access to this type of skill building. As an academic fitness coach for individuals and cohorts of students, I can expand my range of support to your student and help your student get on the honor roll and stay on the honor roll. Please contact me for appointment and I'll start working to help make sure your student is successful. 


There is a $30 non-refundable fee for the 1st 1 hour meeting with student strengths analysis. I'm not in it for the income but I'm it for the outcome, so I'll work with your family from month to provide sessions that are specifically tailored to your student's needs.  I can also provide services to undergraduate students so I'll support your student's success to and through college! 

Motivational Speaker 

I am the first Black woman from Bessemer, Alabama to graduate from Smith College and founder of Africana Culture and Excellence of Alabama. I am a writer, a speaker, a researcher, a world traveler, a poet and an activist, I promise to provide you with an exemplary and memorable experience. If want a soul stirring message for any occasion  at church, school, family function, or your company, I would be happy to speak on the topic at hand and provide inspirational support to your audience.  

There is a $50 non-refundable fee to save the date upon confirmation and an additional charge for travel/lodging as necessary. If your group is not able to pay the full portion, please reach out to me anyway and we'll find a sponsor or develop a payment plan. 

Video Editing and Web Design

Contact me for a consultation to see how I can fulfill your video editing, web design, and analytic support. Here is a link to the Marvel City Productions youtube and note that I can develop promotional and documentary style videos to support your business. 

Video Editing Experience Includes:

  • Educational Consultants

  • Sermons/Churches

  • Black History

  • Community Events

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