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At the recent 2016 Black’s in Government (BIG) National Delegates Assembly in Atlantic City, NJ. Jesse Sharpe was elected to the office of National 1st Vice President. A native of Washington, D.C., he attended Eckerd College where he once served as President of the African American Society while obtaining his degree in Creative Writing. Upon graduating, Jesse Sharpe taught elementary education at Activity Learning Center, an independent African-Centered school in Washington, D.C. It was while a teacher at Roots that he wrote his first three books: Hurry Home, My Afri-bets Learning Book and Pictures Poetry and ABCs,.

Currently Jesse Sharpe is a Computer Systems Analysts with the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D.C. where he manages the Operations for the Systems Operations and Management Team (SOMT). Mr. Sharpe sits on the Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and is a Diversity Change Agent (DCA). Mr. Sharpe is a recipient of the 2013 recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Service Award.

Jesse Sharpe is currently the Chapter President of the Education Chapter and Region XI 2nd Vice President and Membership Chairperson. A Blacks in Government (Lifetime) member, shortly after joining he was elected Vice President of the Education Chapter. Upon taking office he immediately undertook the task of developing and maintaining the chapter’s website. Since his initial membership, Mr. Sharpe continues to serve as a Regional Representative to the Council and a National Delegate to the National Training Institute (NTI) Delegates Assembly. He has hosted website development and self-publishing workshops at the chapter and region levels and at the NTI.

Most who know the author, publisher, and educator, will attest to his passion for writing, education, youth mentorship, and activism. The author likes to say by day he is a mild-mannered Clark Kent IT Specialist with the the Department of Education. After five, he slips into his PowerPoet costume and leaps across narrative hurtles in single single stanzas.

When asked what type of writer is he, the Jesse Sharpe’s simple answer is, “I write from the heart,  and therefore my creativity spans the spectrum.  I am a  serious writer who has a love of poetry, history, education, and ole-school fiction (i.e. Jean Toomer,  Gwendolyn Brooks, Zora Neal Hurston and Richard Wright.  When I am mentioned in the same breath as any if  those writers, I know I have done something right on this journey.