According to Clifton L. Taulbert, noted author, educator, lecturer and entrepreneur, he could have failed had he not encountered entrepreneurial thinkers and community builders early on in his life. Taulbert was born in the Mississippi Delta during the era of legal segregation-opportunities were few and barriers were plentiful. However, Taulbert managed to dream of being successful, not knowing the shape that success would take. While picking cotton in the Delta, he dreamed, but never imagined that he would grow up and be a writer and become the first American writer to lecture in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol or be guest of Former United States Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor as a lecturer to many of her peers and their invited guests. K12 Education was foundational to this successful journey!
The Building Community Institute
Through his Building Community Institute, Taulbert has spent nearly two decades working with Prek-12 educators around the world-from China to his Mississippi Delta. His focus is on LEADERSHIP and the need for leadership to embrace and understand how to build and maintain a Sustainable Teaching and Learning Culture [STLC] in spite of the many 21st century challenges and opportunities schools are facing. According to Taulbert, a STLC is absolutely essential to grow, nourish and see flourish the many academic programs being introduced to enhance the learning and to make our students competitive in today’s marketplace. Such an effort is an on-going PROCESS and cannot be viewed as a PROJECT.