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Dr. Walker

An educator in every sense of the word, Dr. Paulette C. Walker believes every person has a special gift that should be shared with the world. This conviction is the driving force in which she, through uplift and empowerment inspires everyone to find their inner gift.


Dr. Walker received her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics education from Michigan State University, Master of Arts in guidance and counseling from The University of Michigan, and her Doctor of Education in administration and supervision from The University of Michigan.


In July 2011, she retired as the director of undergraduate programs and internship in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. Dr. Walker’s research agenda focused on curriculum and instruction as well as administration and supervision issues in urban schools. She has shared her research and expertise during presentations at local, regional and national conferences, university and college campuses, and school districts. Dr. Walker is the co-author of the book, “We Can Have Better Urban Schools.” Also, she has served as a classroom teacher, middle school and high school counselor, director of counseling, assistant principal and district wide supervisor of state/federal projects.


Walker's noteworthy accomplishments have earned her:

  • Recognition from several professional civic and religious organizations

  • Appointments and membership on various boards, commissions, councils, and committees

  • Numerous keys to cities

  • City and state proclamations

  • Certificates of commendation

  • Outstanding service awards and other special honors locally, nationally and internationally


She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.:


  • Initiated into the Sorority through the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Michigan State University in October 1966

  • Shown an uncompromising commitment to service for over 50 years.

  • Served on the local, regional, and national levels,

  • Gained the respect and admiration of the membership

  • Known as a visionary and a dedicated leader.

  • Served as the National President and CEO from 2013 until 2017.


A Detroit native, Dr. Walker has called the Tampa area home since February 1990. She is a widow and the proud mother of two adult sons, twelve grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Dr. Walker is the only child of Helen and the late Otis Felton.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

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