Dr. Sledge is a life-long Detroiter! He has years of teaching and leadership experience serving in K-12 and post secondary education. He holds a Doctorate degree from Wayne State University in Curriculum & Instruction and Organizational Leadership. As a leader, JR has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as evidenced by his Certification from The University of Michigan in DEI Organizational Leadership.
Dr. Sledge has authored and co-authored over 25 peer reviewed international and national articles and presentations in the areas of social justice, cultural competence, and teacher leadership.