Our Team

Dr. Malik Muhammad

Dr. Muhammad is an international expert and thought-leader in alternative education and restorative practices. He has over 25 years serving both youth and adults as a teacher, Principal, Campus President, Executive and Entrepreneur. Always working with the underserved in urban and rural areas, he has focused on the development of boys to men, establishing a progressive pedagogy for oppressed youth, and building progressive organizations. He is currently Founder and CEO of several educational, mental health, and human services operations. He is also actively involved in several national and international organizations, championing an emphasis on empowering youth.

He has a BA in International Affairs from Franklin & Marshall College, an MA in Educational Leadership from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware.

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Dr. William Fuller Executive Director of Alternative Education

Principal William Fuller earned his undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Delaware. He continued his education at Wilmington University earning his Doctorate in School Leadership. He comes to us with an array of experience in education, administration, counseling, and rehabilitation of urban youth and young adults. For ten years, he worked in the classroom as a middle school teacher in the toughest streets of Wilmington and Philadelphia. He spent five years teaching as an adjunct English instructor at Delaware Technical & Community College. Mr. Fuller also worked at the New Castle County Detention Center for four years, providing counseling, discipline and rehabilitation to troubled youth.

Growing up in the same streets that his students reside in has given him an understanding that no formal training could provide. Mr. Fuller brings with him not only an extensive formal education, but also the ability to relate and stand as a role model for the youth that he is rehabilitating.

Patricia Glasco Director of People & Culture

Patricia Glasco offers over 30 years of administrative and planning experience, serving in varying roles including Sales Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Assistant, Administrative Lead, and Event Coordinator. Patricia has been with Transforming Lives Inc. since August 2019 and in her current role as the Director of People & Culture, where she has received her HRM certification through University of Phoenix, Patricia focuses on maintaining a balance between the health of the organization and the heart of its employees.

Though her business acumen is remarkable, her most important quality is her ability to foster genuine and heartfelt connections. In March 2014, Patricia was recognized by NABFEME’s as one of Delaware’s Women Trailblazers and in June 2015, she was recognized as a “Mirror” recipient at The Hilton, one of the highest honors given by Meyer & Jabara Management.

Additionally, Patricia is the Visionary of “Hold the Line” a Network where safe spaces have been created through workshops, conferences and to date, four volumes of a collaborative book project written by woman of color.

Duane Thomas Director of Clinical Services

Duane serves as the Director of Clinical Services for TLI, a role he has fulfilled since July 2022.  He has over 25 years of experience providing direct mental health services to children, youth and families, and specializes in working with marginalized and underserved groups and communities; skills that were honed in university-based mental health clinics, psychiatric and children’s hospitals, federally-qualified community health centers, school-based violence prevention programs, alternative schools, and his own independent practice.   Prior to his appointment, he spent part of his career as a research scientist or assistant professor in departments of public health or applied psychology in education at major research universities, where his applied research focused on risk and cultural protective factors impacting the socioemotional functioning of urban African American children and youth in schools, and culturally-responsive approaches to school violence prevention.  In his spare time, he likes to swim and practice martial arts.   

Jason Storey Program Director- PCA Brandywine

Born and raised in Northeast Detroit, Jason went into education over ten years ago and dedicated himself to working with Detroit’s underserved urban and bilingual population. During his time in Detroit, he was fortunate enough to assist in the opening and operating of two charter schools dedicated to 100% college acceptance and expeditionary-based learning. Upon moving to Delaware, Jason received his second Master’s in Educational Leadership and continues his mission of meeting the needs of underserviced youth in the Wilmington area by providing students with a first-rate alternative education as the leader of PCA Brandywine.  He has been part of TLI since 2018.

Curtis Smith Program Director- Douglass Alternative Academy

Curtis Smith brings over two decades of experience in youth rehabilitation, behavioral health, and education to his role as Principal pf Douglass. Throughout his 24-year career with the State of Delaware, Curtis has championed at-risk and marginalized youth.

His journey began as a behavioral interventionist, where he directly supported students. He then transitioned to leadership roles, overseeing school operations and ultimately taking the helm as Principal.

Driven by a desire to make a positive impact within his community, Curtis joined TLi in 2021. He continues his dedication to alternative education, leveraging his expertise to empower students facing unique challenges.

When not guiding young minds, Curtis is an enthusiastic adventurer, seeking out cultural experiences across the globe. This passion for exploration fuels his commitment to fostering a well-rounded education for his students.