Roach, as he is called, is passionate about teaching and advocating for socially-disadvantaged and economically-disadvantaged children and adults to help cultivate a diversified, educated, and literate society. He believes in servant and transformational leadership styles. Serving others helps to build, nurture and foster relationships for learning, and that education is the key to reforming our society and uplifting individuals. As a society, we must focus on the reform of our educational system. This occurs most naturally when a servant and transformational leadership style is a central component of the educational system and experience. Mr. Roach’s adherence to servant and transformational leadership philosophies enables me to build bridges and cultivate relationships, which inspires and motivates individuals to engage in new experiences and learn.
Roach began his post-high school career at the Community College of Philadelphia, where he earned an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of General Studies degree. This was followed by earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business from Strayer University, at the Philadelphia, PA campus. Immediately following the earning of his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Strayer University, Roach founded Bending Back Barriers, a non-profit organization, which was dedicated to providing at-risk youths with an opportunity to receive a quality education. During this time, Roach received his Master of Science Degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University, while simultaneously earning his Master of Science Degree in Health Administration and Health Education from Saint Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia.
In 2017, Roach began his journey to earn his Doctorate of Education degree (Ed.D), enrolling in the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Leadership (IDEPEL) Program at St. Joseph’s University. Now in the final semester of earning his Ed.D. degree, Roach is grateful to those who have aided him in this journey. He eagerly seeks to aid students of color as they begin, continue, and conclude their own journeys.