Meet Terrell George

 

My name is Terrell George. I grew up in Detroit and attended Dufree Middle School and Murray-Wright High School. After graduation, I attended Tennessee State University and then came back home to Detroit.

I am a proud father, advocate for workers and the head basketball and football coach at Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy. I started coaching at Cadillac Middle School 12 years ago, having accepted the job after my mom, the Student Support Advocate for the school, encouraged me to step up and volunteer. The experience had a large impact on me, so the following year I took over full-time and have been working with the children, as a mentor and educator, ever since.

My students have come to see me as a role model, someone to be trusted who will not quit or give up on them.  While I love working as a coach with the children of Detroit Public Schools, I know that my job is bigger than sports. I am an engaged trainer and champion for the children.  If the school does not provide transportation, I am the one making sure the children are able to get to their games.  If the children are in need of basic needs or simply guidance, I am there for them.  My experience has made me more than ready to move into a more active role, to help a greater number children in our community on the Detroit School Board.