Dr. Wilma J. Turner has been an elementary school teacher, central office administrator, consultant and instructional coach with over thirty years of experience as an educator. She has worked with new and veteran teachers and administrators, instructing them in the use of research-based teaching and learning strategies for improved academic achievement. She has received the Sister Thea Bowman Humanitarian Award for her work with the church and recognition for outstanding dedication and service in the field of education from the Kohl Education Foundation. Because of her love for music and singing since the age of three, she has a passion for the implementation of the arts into classroom instruction. She retired after twenty-seven years in the classroom, and seven in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) central office as a professional development facilitator. She continues her quest of being a life-long learner with her most recent achievement of graduating summa cum laude in her Biblical Studies program at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She gives the glory to God for all of her achievements and believes her mission now is to share her experiences with everyday racism in America, and how they have taught her that love and forgiveness can give you added strength for living your best life.