school1DeRay Cole's early education is recounted in his book, MaMa Um Sweatin which he attributes the support he received from his grandmother as being pivotal in his obtaining his education.  He is a native of Arkansas which is where he finished his early schooling.  He went on to get his BS Degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. DeRay Cole then completed a Masters’ Degree from Washington State University.

DeRay works with non-profits, churches and the corporate world, and is an invited speaker.  His powerful story - and the impact he has had as a school administrator - provides inspiration to the audiences who hear him.  Contact DeRay to make a booking.