Meet The Founder

Devon Frazier never had a “Plan B”. She wanted to become an educator ever since the first grade. She desired to help children while leaving an impression on their lives. Once becoming a teacher, Devon learned of the connection between literacy and the “school-to-prison pipeline”. So, working primarily with children of color and understanding this vital link, she decided to take action by creating programs that emphasized reading and ensuring children had books to read at home to read. Seventeen years into her career as an educator, Devon elevated her passion and founded “I See Me, Inc.”. Its mission is to ensure that literacy is not a stumbling block for children of color in their quest for success.

Board of Directors

Jacquese Gary

Chairman
Gary Law Firm

Dr. Ann Dominick

Vice Chair
Greater Birmingham Math Project Co-Director

Merideth Lilly

Attorney/Political Strategist​

Dr. Quinton Ross

President of Alabama State University​

Jason Eppenger

President of Citizen Trust Bank

Dr. Autumm Jeter

Superintendent of Bessemer City Schools

Anil Mujumdar

Zarzaur, Mujumdar and Debrosse Law Firm

Art Franklin

Journalist
CBS News

Advisory Board

Bob Dickerson (Chair) – (Executive Director & CEO) Birmingham Business Resource Center

Roy S. Johnson (Secretary)– (Author and Journalist) Alabama Media Group

Pamela Cook – (Director of Multi Cultural Marketing) Coca- Cola United Bottling Company

Karyn Parsons – (Founder & CEO) Sweet Blackberry

Eunice Elliott – (Author, actress, comedian) EuniceComedy

Rebecca Carpenter – (Project Manager) Corporate Realty

Courtney French –  (Founding Partner & CEO ) Petway, French & Ford, LLP

Dennis Pantazis – (Partner) Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis, LLC

Staff

Kamonte Kelly

Director of Finance

Tenika Huffman

Director of Operations

Melissa Leahey

Windows and Mirrors Library Coordinator

Why We Do It?

Literacy levels have been shown to have a direct correlation with each person’s success or likelihood that they will become involve in the criminal justice system.

1/6 of children not reading on grade level by 3rd grade will not graduate from high school on time.

www.gradelevelreading.net

2/3 of students who can not read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end in jail or on welfare.

www.dosomething.org

Nearly 85% of juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate.

www.literacyinc.com

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