Hello, my name is Benita Whitaker Cleveland. I am a retired high school counselor and Career & Technology Education (CTE) teacher. I have over 20 years of experience working with teens and pre-teens at my local church and in public education. I am passionate about the work that I do with young people. My youth have evolved into productive citizens in our society as entrepreneurs, educators, customer service representatives, claims agents, parents and more. Many have become life long learners to perfect their craft.

Education and Training


  • Master of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction ~ Grand Canyon University
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management ~ Paul Quinn College
  • 16 years’ teaching, counseling  & coaching in K-12 schools
  • Texas Educator Certification ~ Office/Business (Career & Technical Education)
  • Texas School Counselor Certification