B.A. in African American Studies, University of Virginia. Damon began his career in the Houston Independent School District at Pleasantville Elementary as Teach for America Corps member in 2007. He is currently a fifth grade science teacher and head track & field coach at KIPP Polaris College Preparatory Academy for Boys, a charter school in Houston, TX. Damon has taught fifth grade social justice, first and second grade gifted/talented students, and served on the development committee for the Carson Academy for Business and Entrepreneurship (CABE), an up-and-coming charter school in Houston, TX. Damon aspires to change the landscape of education in the United States by leading effective public and/or charter schools, being instrumental in local, state, and federal education reform, and ultimately working at the collegiate level to train aspiring teachers on effective instructional practices.