Educational Director, BSEI

Co-Founder / Program Director, b:A:Star Program 

Educational Director & Co-Founder, L. Nzingha SamuEl holds a B.A., B.B.A., and M.S. in Educational Psychology - she is currently pursuing an ED.D in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development.  In addition to her formal education, she travels extensively to various national and international destinations in search of programs, services, systems, and methods that can add value to our local community, specifically our children and their development.   Building on the philosophy that education is an aspect of a larger socialization process, she seeks to enhance our children by providing programs and resources that create the world they want to live in.  

BSEI’s b:A:Scholar program uses project-based education to surpass state, national and international standards by allowing the students to express knowledge of what they have learned through their own personal gifts. She believes early exposure to terms, concepts, critical-thinking skills, languages, cultures, and people from our neighborhoods, communities, villages, towns, cities, and countries will give our students the academic tools they need to succeed in and out of the classroom.  As an Educational Consultant, Philanthropist, Community Organizer, Teacher, and Curriculum Designer, she seeks to produce children who can articulate, build, and sustain the reality they desire.  

“BSEI is not a school… students that enroll in our b:A:Star program automatically become a part of an educational experience that bridges the gap between home, community, school, expectations, socio-economic disparities, and resources.  We provide students with the opportunity to become Stars and reach their greatest potential.  They not only are able to articulate their dreams, but they are also equipped with the tools to actualize them.”


Marketing Director, BSEI

Co-Founder, b:A:Star Program

As the Co-Founder of BSEI, Alysia Suguri Dumas has seen the program grow from a thought and manifest into the institution it has become. Alysia Dumas holds a B.S in Biology and Chemistry from Auburn University. She has acquired over 10 years of sales and marketing experience in business-to-business, pharmaceutical and the medical device industries.

Raised in a family of educators, school administrators, and superintendents, Alysia has an inherent appreciation for the dynamic elements that constitute a quality teaching and learning environment. Her first hand knowledge, seamlessly augmented with the sales and marketing experience garnered in the corporate world, helps her meet the demands and responsibilities as the marketing director for BSEI.
Alysia's goal is to prepare our students to be visionaries and leaders, with the ability to conceptualize and actualize a self-determining future for their families and community. Students who matriculate through the b:A:Star program will not only be encouraged to dream, but they will have the ability to articulate their dreams and to manifest them as reality.

"If you build it, they will come. I knew with the proper foundation BSEI would exceed our expectations--and it has. It is imperative that the proper foundation, which is the support of the entire structure, is in place. My mission is to ensure that the structure remains solid!"

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