Now in his fifth year as a Math Teacher for the Silver Lakes Middle School in North Lauderdale, Florida, Horatio Major is esteemed by co-workers and students alike not only because of his patient and caring attitude in the classroom, but also because he motivates his students to achieve quantifiable gains year after year. Horatio Major began working with the school in 2007. Each year since, he has proven his ability to help students raise their test scores, often dramatically. He frequently works in special inclusive classrooms facilitating the needs of students with autism, specific learning disabilities, or serious emotional disturbance. Dedicated to doing whatever he can to help young people learn, Horatio Major also works as a Tutor with Champion Learning Educational Services, LLC. Horatio Major started out on a very different career path from the one he currently enjoys. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1999, he began working as a Chemist for the Sentry Supplement Company, providing quality control testing on vitamin supplements. He later worked in a similar capacity for Elan Transdermal Technologies, Inc., and Schering-Plough. During this period, Horatio Major was also working with KMN Sports managing their flag football league. Not only committed to the education of his students, Horatio Major is also constantly working on furthering his own training. He is currently working on receiving his Master of Education with a focus on Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, and he holds certificates through the Florida Department of Education. When Horatio Major is not in the classroom, he works with the R.E.A.L. Team’s football clinic and bike drive. He is also the Commissioner of the Opa-Locka Optimist Club, Inc., the Commissioner of the South Florida Flag Football Association, and a member of the Broward County Basketball Officials Association (BCBOA).