Meet The Founder
Devon Frazier never had a “Plan B”. She wanted to become an educator ever since the first grade. She desired to help children while leaving an impression on their lives. Once becoming a teacher, Devon learned of the connection between literacy and the “school-to-prison pipeline”. So, working primarily with children of color and understanding this vital link, she decided to take action by creating programs that emphasized reading and ensuring children had books to read at home to read. Seventeen years into her career as an educator, Devon elevated her passion and founded “I See Me, Inc.”. Its mission is to ensure that literacy is not a stumbling block for children of color in their quest for success.
Board of Directors
Gary Law Firm
Greater Birmingham Math Project Co-Director
President of Alabama State University
President of Citizen Trust Bank
Superintendent of Bessemer City Schools
Zarzaur, Mujumdar and Debrosse Law Firm
Bob Dickerson (Chair) – (Executive Director & CEO) Birmingham Business Resource Center
Roy S. Johnson (Secretary)– (Author and Journalist) Alabama Media Group
Pamela Cook – (Director of Multi Cultural Marketing) Coca- Cola United Bottling Company
Karyn Parsons – (Founder & CEO) Sweet Blackberry
Eunice Elliott – (Author, actress, comedian) EuniceComedy
Rebecca Carpenter – (Project Manager) Corporate Realty
Courtney French – (Founding Partner & CEO ) Petway, French & Ford, LLP
Dennis Pantazis – (Partner) Wiggins Childs Quinn & Pantazis, LLC
Director of Operations
Windows and Mirrors Library Coordinator
Why We Do It?
Literacy levels have been shown to have a direct correlation with each person’s success or likelihood that they will become involve in the criminal justice system.
1/6 of children not reading on grade level by 3rd grade will not graduate from high school on time.
2/3 of students who can not read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end in jail or on welfare.
Nearly 85% of juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate.