African-American/Caribbean Education Association, Inc.
                 "Working to better the education of our children"  

As Board Members of the African-American/Caribbean Education Association Inc we
recognize the importance of making known to this membership, the community that we
serve, and the general public, the ethical principles that guide the work of the Board of
Directors. We adhere to the following
Code of Ethics policy. The Code of Ethics is expressed
in broad statements to guide ethical decision-making and provides a framework.
The Code of Ethics envelops governance for the following areas of concern.
1.  Professional standards to administer and implement programs, endeavors, and projects
2.  Pledges commitment, integrity, and performance of duties
3.  Purports partnerships with stakeholders entrusted to the well-being of African-American
and Caribbean children
4.  Purports education, politics, and cultural advocacy for the enrichment of the community
and our mission "to better the education of our children"
Rosalind O'Neal,  Founder and CEO
Shawneequa Callier
Shirley Phipps
Judith Tyler
Ernestine Washington

Kente Meaning:
"Courageous Leadership"
[Click Code of Ethics to view in its en

Please take a moment to read about us.
Rosalind O'Neal--is the Founder of the AACEAINC organization and serves as President and Chief  Executive  Officer. She is an
affiliate of various organizations that advocate education empowerment and directs, "Moving Thoughts to Action", a forum for
organizational capacity building. A proponent of education options, she works diligently with parent and education advocacy
groups to achieve objectives.  Actively working toward accomplishing successful outcomes, she has been privileged to interface
and collaborate with various community entities to empower and to create policy.  She has performed professional leadership as a
Charter School Board Chair, community Education Chair to a State Senator of New York, and she was a premiere School
Leadership Team Chair when New York City schools were mandated to be in compliance with the New York State Education
Regulations Re-Authorization Act of 1998.  Her "passion" for the betterment of the community has attracted favorable media,
press, and community attention; and in her quest to make a difference, she has experienced the following defining moments:
Running as a candidate for City Council in 2001; leading the way in successfully bringing the "U.S. Department of Education
Smaller Learning Communities Grant" to Southeast Queens; and being nominated in 2004 for Governor George Pataki's, "New
York State Martin L. King Jr. Humanitarian Award". She has appeared on television and radio talk shows, and as a panelist at
various workshops and conferences. She is the recipient of public service awards from the Community, the US Congress, the
New York City Council, and New York State Senate. She was the proud recipient of two outstanding awards from the National
Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. In 2008 she received their " Distinguished Education
Leadership" award at the United Nations, presented by the International Division, an NGO of the UN; and their National "Sojourner
Truth" award in 2011. The National Association of University Women (Queens Branch) honored her with their addition to
spearheading AACEAINC, she provides services as an education and business consultant and directs Moving Thoughts Service
Award" in May, 2009.  In October 2009, she was proud to be honored by her alma mater, Dowling College, “Community with
their "Top 40 in 40" award that recognized outstanding alumni in celebration of their 40th anniversary. Her organizational and
leadership skills have steadfastly brought the AACEAINC organization into its 20th year of service to the community.
As Founder
and CEO, her commitment to the AACEAINC mission is to ensure total quality management
. Ms. O'Neal holds a Baccalaureate
degree from Hunter College; a Master of the Arts degree from New York University; and a Master of Business Administration
degree from Dowling College.

Shawneequa L. Callier- is an attorney in Bioethics and Health Law, presently working as an assistant professor at George
Washington University. Her practice, and  biomedical research, includes analyzing federal, state, and international laws related to
stem cell research and egg donor compensation, the ethical, legal and social issues in genetics, and advance directives. She is also
the author of several articles germane to Health Law, Bioethics and Biotechnology. Her background extends to teaching medical
ethics at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia, interning at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and the
Nuffield Council on Bioethics in London, England. She was a part of the team advocating for human rights in Swaziland with the
Georgetown University Law Center's "International Women's Human Rights Clinic".  Committed to student and parent
empowerment, she is an active volunteer working with at-risk high school students and a strong proponent of the Arts and Youth
She is firmly committed to supporting the mission of the AACEAINC organization and plans to recruit an
outstanding network of corporate stakeholders that will embellish the organization's efforts in strategic planning and capacity
. Ms. Callier holds a Baccalaureate degree in Political Science with the academic honor, Certificate in Political Theory,
from Princeton University; a Master of Arts degree in Bioethics with High Distinction from Monash University, Melbourne
Victoria, Australia;  and J.D. Law degree from Georgetown University.

Shirley Phipps--is a retired Correction Officer extraordinaire. Prior to leaving the New York State Department of Correctional
Services, she orchestrated the founding of the New York State Guardians Association of the New York State Corrections and Law
Enforcement Officers, Inc. She presently serves as Public Relations Director to the organization, whose primary role is to provide
service to the community. A woman of courage and integrity, she served for 16 years as a Labor Union Activist and achieved the
prominence and honor to be elected to the Union's State-Wide Executive Board Council 82, which is the collective bargaining unit
for New York State Security Services Employees. Ms. Phipps is a proactive community leader; a Licensed Real Estate
Salesperson; a commissioned Notary Public/NYS Department of State; a Security Ministry Volunteer at the Greater Allen Cathedral
Church; a member of various community based organizations; and former President/CEO of the National Women's Political
To be able to live in this society with dignity and respect, she believes "Education is Key". In her quest for
excellence in education, her commitment to the AACEAINC mission is to advocate Justice for parents whose children attend
public school --Such action can ensure children a quality education
. Ms. Phipps is a graduate of the School of Industrial and
Labor Relations, Cornell University.

Judith Tyler- has served the New York City community, both in the public and private sector, for over thirty-five years. She is
most known for her service as an education administrator within the New York City Department of Education and has enjoyed a
powerfully long-standing reputation as an advocate of education. Her career has serviced students with special needs, in the
capacity as a special education specialist. Her equally impressive credentials have serviced students as a math teacher and has
extended beyond the classroom, in the capacity of Assistant Principal, Principal, Professional Development Specialist, College
Board Trainer for the SAT Exam,  Teacher Recruiter in Charter School Education, Talent Coach for the NYCDOE’s Office  of
Teacher Effectiveness, and Director of the Bright Horizons Children’s Center at Sloan Kettering Hospital.  Moreover, Judith has
had a compelling background working with district leaders, numerous elected officials and community leaders. She is exceedingly
proud of the work she has performed earlier in her career, as well as that of the later years. To her credit: Being one of New York
City’s youngest day care directors at the Jamaica Family Day Care Center; serving as a member of the NYC Director’s Alliance
with the late, at that time, NYS Senator Major Robert Odell Owens securing high quality day care services and the effective
prevention of removing kindergarten services; joining in the successful campaign to stop the Multiplex Theater planned for the
Springfield Gardens community; and her ongoing collaboration as a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and member of the
AACEAINC, where she has supported and participated in many youth-targeted community service initiatives—day care facilities,
schools, colleges, hospitals and psychiatrics.
Her mission with AACEAINC is to ensure parent empowerment-supporting the
navigation of the educational system and the significant resources that can enhance our children’s successful outcomes and
academic achievements.
 Judith  Tyler holds a BS degree in Psychology from Virginia State University, a Masters degree in
Special Education from Adelphi University and a Masters degree in Supervision and Administration from Bank Street College.

Hon. Ernestine Washington--
in addition to the duties she performs for AACEAINC, she serves as the current chairperson of the
Social Concern Community Development Corporation. She is an Officer on the board of the Top Ladies of Distinction, Queens
Empire Chapter; and the St. Albans Human Resource Center Headstart. Ms. Washington is a retired Librarian who served the New
York State Public Library System and the New York City Board of Education. However, she is known for the work she
performed as an elected member of the Community School Board District 29, where she earned the title, Honorable. As a
proactive community activist serving the Queens community, she was a past president of the Queens Women's Political Caucus. A
woman of excellence, Ms. Washington has inspired to "Greatness" many leaders, organizations, and children! She attributes her
warm and caring demeanor to her background, rooted in the rural Gullah village of the famous Sol Legare, James Island of the
County of Charleston, South Carolina; a place where everyone was family and everyone practiced loving and caring for each
other. The community applauds her caring and accomplishments in these involvements: Co -Founder of the Black Librarians
Caucus of New York; Co-Founder of the Laurelton Theatre of Performing Arts; and membership in numerous community based
organizations for the betterment of the community. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards in recognition of
community service; among them the U.S. Olympic Committee Award presented by Dr. Leroy T. Walker, President of the U.S.
Olympic Committee 1996. The AACEAINC organization established the Library Science/English Language Arts Scholarship in her
She is committed to providing the organization with a state of the art Literacy Program as her contribution to the
AACEAINC mission.
Ms. Washington holds a BS degree in Education from South Carolina State College, Orangeburg,
S.C.; and a Master of Science degree in Library Science from Columbia University.