Glen Leroy Mourning was born on March 26th, 1987 in Danbury, Connecticut. As the oldest of his mother's five children, Glen was blessed with the opportunity to lead by example where he would become the first of two generations to not only graduate from high school, but to complete a masters degree.
In 2005 Glen earned a Full- Athletic Scholarship to attend the University of Connecticut where he would make the "All Big East Conference Academic Honor roll for two years in a row before graduating and attending Grad School at the University of Bridgeport.
In 2010 Glen finished his masters degree in Elementary Ed. and was named the Student teacher of the year at the University of Bridgeport. Since then, Glen worked along side of the nationally renowned educational contributor Dr. Steve Perry, star of the CNN special "Black in America II" and the host of TV One's "Save our Sons".
As an elementary teacher at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford Connecticut, Glen managed to brilliantly inspire the lives of hundreds of students in his tenure as an educator and football coach.
For the past several years Glen has worked as a 4th grade language arts teacher where his creativity and brilliant approaches to learning have captured national attention . Glen has been featured in Ebony Magazine, People's Magazine as well as other nationally recognized news and media outlets. Glen has also written for PBS Teachers as an educational contributor.
His greatest accomplishments are not those that have occurred on the playing fields across America but rather with his promise to his family that he has kept for the last seven years which was to become the motivation for his students that have come from similar circumstances.