Dr. Marvin L Byrd has served as an educator of young people in various roles over 10 years including as a public school teacher in Joplin and Hazelwood, Missouri. Dr. Byrd has a passion for helping young people learn and grow. In 2012, he created Marvin Byrd LLC to help facilitate student achievement throughout the world by being a beacon of progressive thought in teaching and leadership. Through his writing, teaching, and research, Dr. Byrd spreads a message of inspiration and effective effort to students around the country. Dr. Byrd’s most requested student-talk is his “Building a Bridge to Your Future”.
In addition to speaking to students, Dr. Byrd also conducts workshops for parents. His “How to help your teen graduate with purpose” workshop has empowered parents around the country. The crux of this workshop is that parents don’t have to intimately know the content in order to help their children find success in school.
Dr. Byrd’s work comes from a very personal experience. During his sophomore year in college, he was dismissed due to poor grades. Once he was able to get back in school, he changed his major and discovered his purpose. It was through volunteering at a local middle school that Dr. Byrd realized his dream of working in education. To learn more about Dr. Byrd’s story, click here.