B.A. in English and elementary education (with distinction) and a B.A. in Sociology from Madonna University; M.A. in education and reading, University of Michigan. As a life-long learner, Rashid earned a certificate in executive leadership from Cornell University. Rashid is principal of a K-5 elementary school in metro-Detroit. He previously served as a fifth grade teacher, reading specialist, and dean of students. . In 2008 he was selected as a finalist for Charter School Administrator of the Year by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. Rashid research interest includes African American literacy development, urban education, and organizational leadership. He plans to pursue doctoral studies in the areas of urban education and school leadership.