Our 2021-23 Officers…
Marvin English, Board Chair
Marvin English is an educator and a leader. Marvin was the Founding School Principal at EAGLE College Prep Fox Park Charter School in St. Louis, Missouri and a founding leader of Brilla College Prep Charter School in the South Bronx of New York City. Marvin also served as the Founding Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a nonprofit organization that worked in conjunction with Detroit Public Schools. Currently, Mr. English is a principal at a local school. His dedication to Just Speak and its mission is exemplified in his work to assist in developing measurable standards for Just Speak’s programming. As the Board Chair, Mr. English is dedicated to guiding the nonprofit board and the organization to be trauma-informed ambassadors in the Detroit community and beyond.
Rebecca Agboruche, Board Vice Chair
Rebecca Agboruche is known at Just Speak, Inc. for her commitment and attention to detail. Her career as a research chemist, and pursuit of a career as a physicians assistant attest to her capability as a leader. At Just Speak, she serves as the volunteer liaison organizing the handbook and representing the Board as their liaison to community members who volunteer with Just Speak. Ms. Agboruche is a true ambassador for Just Speak.
Constance Thomas, Board Treasurer
Constance Thomas is a public relations and marketing professional. Ms. Thomas’ past professional experiences in event planning, social media and public relations will be a tremendous asset to Just Speak. As treasurer, Constance Thomas will bring her financial adeptness as a Marketing Campaign Manager to maintain the fiscal responsibilities of Just Speak Board. She is committed to providing creative fundraising solutions to our organizations. Ms. Thomas is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Dr. Terrance Scott, Jr, Board Secretary
Dr. Terrance Scott is an educator, consultant, writer, and native Detroiter who has a strong passion for removing barriers that hinder African American children living in poverty from attaining a high quality education. He is a product of Detroit Public Schools, a graduate of Martin Luther King High School, and an alumnus of The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. During a study abroad experience in Italy, he discovered his passion for education, social justice, and neighborhood sustainability through community development. Dr. Scott also worked as a consultant for school districts across the country in an effort to help build teachers’ capacity for culturally relevant teaching, diversity, equity, and inclusion. His commitment to Just Speak is an extension to his belief that children of color be provided with every resource to assist in their success.