Mourning Knows

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Author, Educator and Motivational Speaker

2019 Black History Month Exclusive 

Black History Month: 

Colin Kaepernick Tribute

African American Educational Contributor

Glen Mourning 

Learn how to D.R.E.A.M without interruption

Author of the soon to be #1 Kid's Book in America, "Care More than Us: The Young People's Guide to Success" as well as the thrilling, emotional and heartfelt kid's series, "Crunchy Life"  books 1-5, all available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and select retailers in Washington, D.C

June 14th, 2019 Achievement First Bridgeport, CT Keynote Speaker


Mourning Knows National Speaking Tour: Queens, New York June 7th, 2019


Mourning Knows National Speaking Tour: Danbury, Connecticut May 16th, 2019 


WTNH News Channel 8 Live Interview on CT Style 

2019 Black History Month Introduction: Viral Post!


April 12th, 2019 National Book Tour 

March 15th, 2019 National Book Tour


Keynote Speaker at the Northern Virginia Select Spartans Award Banquet, Woodbridge, VA January 27th, 2019


Radio Interview:
Talk Personal hosted by Frances Reimers



Glen's Biography 


     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 in Washington D.C 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. Glen and his wife Nicole will continue working in  the greater Washington, D.C area as  youth leaders in their church as well as in the  Alexandria, VA community. 

     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.



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