About the Author
Dr. William “Flip” Clay is the CEO of Rhyming to Respect, LLC. He is a dynamic, energetic, creative, and nationally acclaimed consultant, writer, and speaker who has been on the Steve Harvey Morning Show with Mr. Tony Richards. Dr. Clay has been featured twice in the education section of the Washington Post and featured on WTTG/WDCA Fox 5 News in Washington, DC. In 2013, Dr. Clay contributed to the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center journal series “Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color Journal Series”. In 2012, The National Association of Black School Educators awarded Dr. Clay with the National Marcus Forster Distinguished Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Clay was the first school counselor to receive this award in the 20 year history. In, 2011, Dr. Clay was recognized as the educator of the year by the Metropolitan Baltimore Association of Black School Educators. In 2010, the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice of the United States; Justice Sonia Sotomayor recognized Dr. Clay as an extraordinary role model and leader. Dr. Clay is the founder and creator of M.O.A. (Men of Ardmore) a data-driven successful elementary-based male empowerment program. Dr. Clay is also a member of several professional organizations that include the National Alliance of Black School Educators, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, American School Counselors Association and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated. A graduate of Charleston Job Corps, Dr. Clay holds an undergraduate degree from West Virginia State College and a graduate degree from Virginia State University. Dr. Clay recently completed his doctoral degree from Argosy University; the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC.