"The child that is not embraced by the Village will burn it down to feel its warmth."
Our entire story has been shared on the Beyond Rhetoric Podcast and in our Blog. We feel that every child needs to feel the embrace of its community. Here in Maryland we have the opportunity to connect our volunteers to children while they are in detention--and, soon, when the are released!
Troy Spencer Grant, Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, received a BA in History (magna cum laude) from the City University of New York (CUNY), a MA in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). His dissertation focused on subjugated and dominant Discourse(s) in the "reform" narrative. A NBCT in his twentieth year of teaching,Troy first taught in the Baltimore City Public School System, and now with the Prince George's County Public School System. Besides teaching full-time, he is an adjunct professor at Howard Community College, teaching Intro to Criminal Justice. To get a sense of Troy Spencer Grant, read this New York Times interview when he was a second-year teacher, watch WUSA9 recent (2023) news clip where he highlights a student, listen to his Storycorps Interview with his former student, or listen to a recent interview with Les Raymond from the Mindful Movement. Troy was on probation before he was a teenager.
Experienced Information Technology Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Government, Strategic Planning, Microsoft Office, CompTIA Network+, and Management. Strong program and project management professional with a Master of Education - MEd focused in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix. Mr. Hall retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2021 and now works at Amazon Web Services.
Nancy Canales graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center and then began working as an associate for Allen & Overy in Washington DC, working on complex project financings in Latin America and other developing markets. Nancy is committed to pro bono legal services in vulnerable communities. Prior to entering law, she taught creative writing in Homestead, FL and English to emerging bilinguals in MD. During law school, Nancy taught Street Law and Mock Trial at the International High School Langley Park, investigated civil rights complaints as an extern at the Department of Education, interned for a federal judge in the District of Maryland, and successfully represented an asylee fleeing religious and political persecution after 320 days in DHS custody. As an Incentive Awards Program scholar, she earned her B.A. in English Language and Literature and later earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland College Park. A daughter of two Salvadoran immigrants, Nancy is fluent in English and Spanish. She is from Prince George's County, MD.
Montia Medley is a licensed clinical social worker born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Her years of professional experience include providing mental health services to youth and adults with mental and intellectual disabilities in outpatient, therapeutic foster care, school and residential settings. As an enthusiast and advocate for mental health, she strives to impart in the lives of others by giving back to local communities in any way possible. This includes participation in community outreach events and clothing and food drives. When she’s not saving the world, Montia is a creative who loves cooking, photography, the arts, traveling, and of course her tortoise, named Ninja.
With a B.S. in Exercise Science/Physical Education and a M.S. in Middle School Mathematics, which includes his current role as a Principal within the Prince George's County Public School System, Mr. Clement brings over 13 years of educational experience to Beyond Rhetoric. A native of Prince George's County, MD, his dedication to young people extends past the schoolhouse, as he has always found joy in coaching, teaching and mentoring the youth to reach their full potential. He sees his role as a member on the Board of Directors as an extension of his life’s work--pushing children past their struggles so they can reach their full capacities and achieve success.
These documents are the Beyond Rhetoric Corporation's documents of incorporation. For the privacy of our Directors, private addresses have been redacted from the document.
This document allows Beyond Rhetoric to legally operate under said name.
The following bylaws (click to view) is public information and, as such, available to the public. A hard copy is kept in our corporate office and available upon request.
In accordance with the Beyond Rhetoric Corporation's Bylaws and good governance, the Organization's filing document is viewable here.
For the privacy of our Directors, private addresses have been redacted from the document.
This Conflict of Interest Policy is adapted from the Standards of Excellence Institute. All signed, hard copies are in our corporate office and available upon request.
"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~ Pablo Picasso