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Feb 1996May 2001


Rutgers the State University of NJ

Major in early childhood education, education psychology, and history of education. Specialty in literacy and reading remediation. Coursework included history of education and social movements that impacted the development of common schooling in the USA.

Sep 1972May 1977


Norfolk State University

Double major in Journalism/mass communications and English. Specialty in Public Relations, advertising and marketing including some study of logotypes, taglines, images and branding


public speaking

storytelling; inspirational /motivational talks


Subjects: successful Christian living; personal and professional development; humor-in-life;spirituality


Work History


Substitute Teacher

Fairfax County Public Schools

Supporting classrooms K-8 through continuing planned instruction in all academic subjects in the absence of regular faculty.

Jan 20112018

Life Journey Support Leader

Career Network Ministry- McLean Bible Church

Team leader of group of 12 volunteers who provide lay counseling, motivation and encouragement for the members of a Career Ministry serving 1000+ members 

Jan 19772018

Freelance Writer / Blogger

Edia Stanford-Bruce

Original freelance newsletters, feature columns, articles, blogs and website content with a journalistic flavor. Author of blog, "Victoree's Industrial Mythology" found at htp:// See also Pulse, the publishing platform at