For LaShonda Carter, teaching is so much more than just a career. So when a former student of hers was in need, she didn’t hesitate to offer her assistance. The teacher ended up spending a day with her ex-pupil’s child in the car, in fact – and it was all for a very special reason.
As a child, Carter was brought up in suburban Chicago by her father Kenneth and her mother Sheila Carraway. Early on, she excelled at school academically and even took classes for exceptional students. And when she was only 16 years old, Carter left high school and started college in Carbondale, Illinois.
Carter graduated from the University of Southern Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in University Studies and a Workforce Education and Business Management master’s degree. And Carter also studied at Chicago State University as well as abroad, where she spent time at both the University of Cairo in Egypt and the University of Ghana in Legon, Acrra.