Sherlene®, the Company Brand
I am Sherlene D. Stevens (pronounced Shur-leen Stee-vens), formerly known as Sherlene Stevens-Gould (divorce, 2007). My maternal family is from Maryland's Eastern Shore; paternal family is orginally from the Carolinas who ventured and has lived mostly in an urban area of Maryland.
Young me ... Native American of Color ... child.
Online, Offline, and Local
1. Home and Business services;
2. Cultural seasonal traditions including holiday decors;
3. Family-Friendly News and Live Stream presentations;
4. Family-Appropriate Amusements;
5. Family Lifestyle Counseling;
A photo of maternal family [Family Reunion]--Great Grandparents, my grandmother (the only one looking in opposite direction), and Great Aunts and Uncles (as of 2018, now just a few of pictured are still living).
6. Published memoir-journal,
The Script in My Box: A Journal of Forgiveness. (originally, A Compilation of Forgiveness.)
To see more pictures of my maternal family, click to view pics.
Why?! This is my "why" of why I believe in consistent family values and traditions:
Making of Brand: Company Timeline
"Have you taken time to arrange situations in your life's experiences box?" ~The Script In My Box
Childhood and Early Life
Wonderful Upbringing ...
Thankful Every Day
For The Mother and Father
That The Holy Trinity of God Chose For Me.
A Typical, Normal Large Family So I Thought . . .
1978 She began participating in external local programs for gifted-and-talented public-school youth ( 4-H; volunteering activities in her local community) fulfilling the learning goals/objectives "as if" she was in a more urban environment--realizing that she lived in a very rural and southern disadvantaged area of Maryland: A child (G&T student of Color and minority academic level for her area) who still needed to be educated.
1984 She began babysitting (in-home, mother's helper, and at her Johnsontown/ Pomona, Maryland home while her mother was present). During her early years, Sherlene was also home schooled by her young mother.
1985 High School studies, Business: Office Technology and Education. She participates in the school's choir, and committee for class social events. She tutors youth of Chestertown, Maryland in math, reading, and the arts.
1987 Sherlene was a long-time member (age 7 - 15) of Chestertown Reach Outs 4-H Club located in Kent County, (Chestertown) Maryland. She discusses plans, with the Town of Chestertown, in regards to a youth center in the old location of the Super Fresh grocery-store building that now houses a Dollar General retail-chain location. Sherlene forms a 4-H Club, Young Developers 4-H Club. While working with the youth, she developed Maryland's "first" summer-school enrichment program. She developed the curriculum (lesson plans) and all with resources provided by the local-community businesses and Parks and Recreation/local elementary and middle school. The parents of the children donated snacks: club meetings were held at the local library, and at Wilmer's Park in downtown Chestertown.
1989 Sherlene graduates Queen Anne's County High School (Office Technology and Education). She receives a full college scholarship by the 4-H Youth Development program. Also, at the time, she passes the Maryland State Clerical Exam. She chose to both attend college (locally), and work full-time due to her family situation. Sherlene was hired full-time, as an administrative assistant for the front-end office at District 2 State Highway Administration (Chestertown, MD; State-roads industry that included tracking State weather for citizens' and staff travel).
1992 She took a leave of absence from State Highway to decide whether to further her college experience, or to continue working at the particular state agency.
Meaness, Racial Hatred, and Cultural Dysfunction
1992 Sherlene transferred from Chesapeake College (Wye Mills, MD) to Delaware State College (University), Dover, Delaware. She majored in a specialty dual-major education program: Business Management/Communication and Education - Grade 5 -12 track, gifted & talented. The college-major program is not offered anywhere else within a 200 mile radius. She continues to work as a substitute teacher, and several other part-time jobs--while attending college, too, full-time.
1993 She worked as a substitute teacher for the local-schooling district, Kent County Board of Education, for one year before being hired on a full-time basis (assumed pending teacher degree).
Sherlene is hired full-time as a "teacher's aide" and attending Delaware (DE) State College, full-time.
1994 - 1996 Sherlene was promoted and worked now, full-time, as an "Instructional Assistant Alternative Classroom" at a local middle school. Her work experience included creating an Alternative Education program for middle-school youth to increase desire, and discipline of learning in a traditional-classroom environment. Sherlene was given her own classroom to be used for the program. In June 1996, she was close to completing her undergraduate degree. She temporarily resigned from her full-time position to complete requested day hours in the Teacher Education program at DE State college. (The question, did she have to resign?) During this time, she began home-schooling her first daughter (early education). She was still under the local-school employment contract.
1997 Sherlene(full-time college student) now works, part-time, at a local hospital in Chestertown; front-end main switchboard (CBX) operator. One year salary not given by the local school.
1998 Sherlene (and other students in major) were told that the dual college major would no longer be honored due to the renovation phase at the college (Delaware State College, transition of becoming a university vs. continuance as a state college ... due to the NCATE (teaching reform) policies. She was given the option of changing her major, or transferring to a different college (along with staff harassment). She drove, in a newly purchased vehicle, 3/4 times a week from Chestertown to Delaware to attend college; all due to her committment of working with the community of Chestertown. Her second daughter was born.
2000 Sherlene announces her divorce request to the community of Kent County. It was discovered that her then-husband wanted no parts of her work ethic and activities. However, both she and her husband decided that she would continue home-schooling "their own" children (two girls, early education). Also, it was agreed that the girls would attend a local public-school's summer-enrichment program (actually her founding program) to be around the local public-school children-neighbors.
2001 Sherlene remained married. She began taking courses to become a child care director at Chesapeake College,Wye Mills, MD where she once attended (funding provided by a local government agency based on the town's need for a child-care center program). Her goal was to open a day care/learning center in the Chestertown-community area. She took liberal arts courses, and completed a 90-clock hour certification in Early Childhood Education. She was employed part-time at Queen Annes' County Board of Education as a home hospital teacher, and a substitute teacher (two part-time jobs). Her third child was born, a son.
2002 Sherlene has four children now -3 girls and 1 boy. All home schooled.
2003 Sherlene discussed another leadership plan with the Town of Chestertown in regards to using the old building of the Family Support Center in the Business Park (Emory Hill) complex. All constituents approved location site. Kent County Schools approved site for usage as (A Time To Learn) Learning Center. Her husband moved Sherlene and children out of Kent County due to his job and his point-of-view. The family then resides in Centreville, MD. Due to Storm Isabel, Sherlene and kids moved to Hartly, Delaware. This move lasted only a short time. Several ministries were formed while a member of Aaron Chapel United Methodist Church, Rock Hall, MD. She became a lay speaker of the United Methodist Church, Easton, MD (Eastern Peninsula), 2002-2003. Sherlene completed (state government and national) Parents and Families Education Information training, Spring 2003.
2004 Due to her husband's job, she and her family resided in Greensboro, MD. Due to local cultural conflict, the final year of her kids' home-schooling reviews. Reviews were completed by the local Board of Education in Caroline County, MD.
2005 - 2006 Sherlene experienced a forced-and-arranged separation from her husband and children. She attended Sojourner Douglass College, for a short time, to complete courses needed for Delaware State University teacher credential review. Sherlene and husband divorced.
2007 - 2008 Sherlene and her ex-husband began co-parenting their four biological children; children not separated while growing up (was Sherlene's goal). Sherlene was homeless for a short time due to said mishaps. Sherlene graduated from Wilmington University (not under teaching track, however, degree in General Studies). After completing all required college courses of WU, she moved to Wilmington, Delaware. Then the economic recession occurred including lay-off of teachers and closures of most staffing agencies in the New Castle County, Delaware area.
Launch of Existing Company Brand
May I Help You? ... Your Family?...
2007 Sherlene moved to Wilmington, Delaware: affordable housing (Section 8): Does she get a welfare HUD housing voucher for a 1-bedroom? 3-bedroom? 4-bedroom?
2009 Sherlene created her business using all of her personal experiences to generate income to be more self-sufficient. In October 2009, she launched Its An Event And Company. The company's web site was introduced under several website names. It's now written in stone:) sherleneonline.com. She returned to substituting, in her current community with intentions on working as a full-time teacher (emergency certification qualified per Dept. of Education. She also received a Delaware Early Education teaching certificate.).
2011 Sherlene moved to Newark, Delaware. Sherlene opened a private school in Delaware for a short time.
2012 Her memoir releases (June 5) "The Script in My Box: A Journal of Forgiveness." It is a straight-talk mystery novel for young adults, and adults. It discusses family life and life experiences or challenges that can be avoided. Sherlene completes her master's college experiences. She also completed a formal janitorial, including landscaping, franchise certification from Stratus Building Solutions.
2013 Sherlene moved to the District of Columbia (D.C.). She had always had an interest in politics (government agencies administration), too.
2015 Sherlene moved to Union City, Georgia.
2017 Sherlene moved to Annapolis, Maryland to be closer to maternal and paternal family, and ex-husband--after the death of her maternal grandmother.
August, 2017 Volunteering (begun 8/26) as weather and community first-responder social-media communication director when applicable; Redeveloped the disaster-relief project platform available to my audience family (website, social media, etc.).
-End-of-Year, 2017 Rebranding effort of company name from Its An Event and Company to The Sherlene Brand (original vision intent).
2018 Digital Online Media Executive (Presenter to "audience and B2B/B2C"); Available 24/7 Portal Platform and Web Page Owner (Family-lifestyle interest platform). Sharing of credible extreme weather news, issues raised by families, and my audience family. I'm now available from 10 a.m. Monday - Saturday. Sundays (closed), I am available only for GICPA socials, and family-bonding cooperative emergencies (i.e., extreme weather reporting).
2019 Launched formal family-appropriate news feed on this platform, Sherlene NEWS (Sherlene News Media and Broadcasting). A Time To Learn Academy, my non-profit, offers more formal employment and career-counseling services. And, offering family services more formally.
*I have a master's degree with an emphasis of Leadership and Influence, and is an educator and informal health care worker who has had studies in (Christian) theology.
Jones International University (Business Management and Communication)
Wilmington University (General Studies specializing in business management)
Delaware State University before transferring to Wilmington University: Dual, Specialty Concentration: Business Management, Education (G&T, Pre K - Grade 12)
Other Coursework Emphasis
Psychology and Humanities
90 clock hours in Early Childhood Education certification,
TECE I & TECE II; Infant and Toddlers (45 clock hrs.), and can be considered for an emergency state public-school teacher in any state (Business Education certification).
NewMonday, InterestingTuesday, DoableWednesday, AnticipatingThursday, PleasantFriday, InvestmentSaturday, and Eco-Friendly Sunday; (Have A Nice Day, Smile To One Stranger Every Day,The middle ground crossing new territories, and Solving Problems with Humble Prayers and Planting Seeds With Faith); A Global Business located in the States; Its An Event and Company now known as The Sherlene Brand.
Are You Prepared To Be Talked About? are words of A Time To Learn Academy. Motto: We are in business to help others.
1. To resolve family-event announcement challenges due to lack of ad space venues in rural America.
2. To provide opportunities of family-bonding in time and tasks to families and the general public.
3. To provide counseling to families of how to be productive in family-oriented goals and activities.
In summary, promoting family bonding by providing non-emergency resources and praise recognition through a for-profit—central office--and a sister-company non-profit department of this customer service concierge organizational model, online or offline or locally.
Highlighting events of the continents --Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
Company Values: Faith, Determination, Skills, Education, Partnerships, Networking
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