Stephen McCord: A Passionate Teacher with a Heart of Gold

by Javaughnae Malone May 13, 2023 417

Meet Stephen McCord, a passionate educator who lives by the values of honesty, reliability, and caring. McCord, a Living Word Christian Center Kingdom Academy (LWCCKA) and Covenant Academy teacher, is driven by his divine mission to develop and inspire youth.   McCord’s journey as an educator started as a substitute teacher for McGill Toolen Catholic […]

Jonathan Mitchell: An Educator Empowering His Students to Reach Their Full Potential

by Javaughnae Malone May 13, 2023 371

Meet Jonathan Mitchell, a relatable, positive, and outgoing schoolteacher. He found his calling after being inspired by his middle and high school teachers. He started his career as an emergency educator in Mississippi and has taught ever since. Jonathan aims to assist students with limited access to improve after high school. His favorite poem is […]

Meet Tiffany J. Barnes: An Educator Dedicated to Serving Others

by Javaughnae Malone May 11, 2023 368

Meet Tiffany J. Barnes, a seventh-grade English Language Arts teacher at Palmer Pillans Middle School. She is diligent, transformative, and creative. These qualities are reflected in her teaching style. Tiffany’s favorite quote is from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “The function of Education is to teach one to think intensively and to […]

Meet Dr. Kimberly Mariah Hardin: An Educator Creating An Impact

by Javaughnae Malone May 10, 2023 317

Dr. Kimberly Mariah Hardin is resilient, ambitious, and blessed. She is a trained Speech Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) and founder of Exotic Inflatables, LLC. She takes us into her world as a teacher and entrepreneur. Get ready to be inspired by her journey.   How it all started While growing up, Dr. Hardin was inspired by […]

Mary Parker Goodwin: An Educator Committed to Serving Others

by Javaughnae Malone May 09, 2023 429

Mary Parker Goodwin is a school counselor and Ladybugs Boutique, LLC owner. Her passion for education and love for fashion has allowed her to find a balance between both worlds. In this blog post, we’ll get to know Mary better and learn from her journey as a successful teacher-entrepreneur.      How It All Started […]

T.J. McCord: The Entrepreneur Turned Teacher on a Mission to Impact Kids

by Javaughnae Malone May 08, 2023 387

TJ McCord is a charismatic, responsible, and trustworthy educator on a mission to impact kids’ lives positively. His favorite quote is “Don’t Pray When It Rains…..if you don’t pray when the sun shines….” This quote helps to remind him to keep God in everything he does.   How it all started  As we fondly call […]

Childhood Friends Working Together to Build Generational Wealth

by Javaughnae Malone February 10, 2023 467

Meet Grady Mason, Jr., Demarco Holt, Richard Striverson, and Ernest Battles, our Day 10 Heroes of Gratitude co-owners of Bird Express LLC, headquartered in Mobile, AL. With a burning desire to work together, build generational wealth, and make their communities better, Grady, Demarco, Richard, and Ernest, childhood friends, maritime industry partners, and managers with over 60 years […]

Meet the Koens: A Power Couple Shaping Their Community

by Javaughnae Malone January 30, 2023 464

Today, we applaud Larry Koen, Jr., CEO, and Carita Koen, COO of Green Magic Landscape. Carita and her husband, Larry, founded the company in April 2016. Together, this amazing power couple has built a successful lawn maintenance and landscape business with many awards to their name while raising four wonderful kids. They’ve been pillars, cheering […]

Supplier Diversity Manager Reshaping the Supply Chain

by Javaughnae Malone January 27, 2023 545

Today, we lift our hands and heart to celebrate the phenomenal Dr. Felicia Thomas, a native of Mobile, AL. She is the Supplier Diversity Manager at Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS), a utility company in Mobile, AL. She’s been an immense supporter of Vivian’s Door, and we salute her for her contributions today! […]

An Entrepreneur Committed to Serving the Community

by Javaughnae Malone January 13, 2023 494

Today, we raise our hands in honor of the deserving and humble Mrs. Winifred “Winnie” Dotch-Jones, a native of Mobile, AL, who resides with her wonderful husband, Mr. Peltrie Jones, in Upper Marlboro, MD. Winnie is a business owner and a Healthcare Administrator, a career field she has worked in for over 35 years. Currently, […]