Billie Mayo formerly served as the Assistant to the Chief Academic Office of the St. Louis Public Schools and the Director of the Saint Louis Urban Educational Leadership Cohort at Saint Louis University. Billie spent 23 years as a middle school teacher before moving to into Administration. She has also been responsible for training St. Louis Public Schools personnel on a number of topics including learning styles, effective communication, improving discipline with dignity, conflict mediation and stress management. Billie has offered her insight on building multicultural alliances in workshops in the Virgin Islands, Portland Oregon, Wichita and Winfield Kansas, University City, Riverview Gardens, Saint Louis Public Schools and a number of places too numerous to mention. She has been a facilitator for the World of Difference Program, NCCJ’s Dismantling Racism Institutes, the Teaching and Leading for Social Justice Advocacy Project, and the Leadership and Racism Retreats and Institutes. Mrs. Mayo, a graduate of Harris Stowe State Teachers College, has completed two Masters Degrees at Webster University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration at Saint Louis University. Some of Billie’s achievements are the 1998 Ford Foundation “Heroes and Sheroes” award for Human Rights, the Sammy Davis, Jr. “Yes I Can” award in 1996, the Saint Louis American’s 2002 Salute to Excellence Award for Educators, the 2003 University City School System’s Martin Luther King Spirit Award for Social Justice, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis 2007 Dean’s award for contributions to Social Justice.