I founded the Professor Joyice Collective based on two principles: (1) the high demand for educational representation for Black students and (2) the increased need for school transition preparation.
I blend my education in psychology, my training in education, and my experience in school transitions to serve my community in teaching students and supporting families with their school choice options. It is highly important to me that transitional youth (ages 14-24) begin to learn self and how that pairs with relating to others to accomplish personal and professional goals.
My platform exists to serve these groups (youth and families) and uplift our community with resources + services that celebrate our unique histories as a People and our special stories as individuals. Though I have been deeply committed to this since 2011, I am now relaunching the Collective with a renewed focus and tenacity for my students and clients.
In a nutshell, I describe myself as a spunky personality with a sense of purpose and fierce dedication to help others in their school and selfhood journeys.
Throughout my career, I have held various academic roles from graduation counseling, student advising, and curriculum development. I have also studied the developmental psychology that underpins the relating process.
In time, I discovered that my passion lies in teaching students and preparing families through school transition.
Over the years, I developed my successful flagship product Our History Revealed™, a series of writing courses, and Black-interest classes. Yes, this girl has a lot going on, but I love what I do!
I earned my B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Educational Studies with a concentration in English for Grades 7-12. Interestingly, my capstone examined what I have coined as the 3Cs (creative, critical, and comprehensive) of communication within a culturally relevant classroom. I have continued to use this concept throughout my career while interacting with students and educators, and it has not failed me yet!
I am a mom to two growing sons ages 14 and 11. I have enjoyed homeschooling them for the past several years and look forward to applying this knowledge both as a mom and an educator to transition students through important milestones.
In my free time, it is easy to find me reading, dancing, watching basketball, traveling, or learning a new language. Two things that most people do not know about me are: (1) I can read the Torah and (2) I persuaded a judge to rule in my favor with no convincing evidence! Apparently, my personality is quite the charm, which you will learn once you get to know me!