T.S. Grant grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. From humble beginnings (on and off of welfare as a child & being on probation before he became a teenager), somehow his life has become an inspiration. Barely graduating from high school (1987), he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for close to four years as a millitary policeman. His specialty was K-9 Patrol, and after two years, he became a narcotics cop.
He was stationed in Germany for two years and visited six other European countries during his tour. When not enforcing the law, he could be found in Germany--doing stand-up comedy. T.S. Grant entered an Air Force European-wide talent contest in 1989 and won the coveted 1st Place Master of Cermonies award.
Upon his military discharge in 1991, T.S. Grant moved to New York City to try his hand at comedy and acting. That decision led to the unlikely choice to serve as a Christian leader. He became a minister in 1993 of a non-denominational church in Manhattan. As a minister, he was able to visit the Philippines, South Africa, Jamaica (West Indies) and many American states.
In 1998, he resigned from the ministry, entered college and emerged less than four years later, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the City University of New York.
In 2002, he began teaching U.S. History in Baltimore, Maryland. At the end of his second year of teaching in the inner-city, he was offered the job of Assistant Principal. He accepted. It was not long before the New York Times (click to read) contacted him for an interview about the impact of his teaching. He also published his first book that school year, "An Autobiography of an Unknown Man," 1st Ed. After one year of the assitant principalship, he returned to teach U.S. Government.
In 2005 and 2006, he tried his hand at Op-eds for the Baltimore Sun. His opinions stuck closely to his craft as a teacher of Social Studies in the article Who Am I to Judge? and to his frustration as a teacher in the widely read Donning and Doffing BCPSS.
Now a Mentor Teacher (preparing undergraduate and graduate students attending the University of Maryland), he teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology and Local, State and National Government in Prince George's County, Maryland. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Johns Hopkins University (2006) and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at an honors university, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
In 2008, T.S. published two books--"in other words. . . The U.S. Constitution for Regular Folks" and his first school-based fiction, 8th Grade. He plans on continuing the "Grade" series once he finishes his graduate studies.
He has not forgotten his artistic roots. On Constitution Day (Sept. 17) on five occassions, T.S. Grant has recited the entire U.S. Constitution from memory. Click here to read the article. On September 17, 2007, T.S. took a trip to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the Constitution. On that 220th anniversary of the writing of the document, T.S. appeared at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, to recite the United States Constitution. Click Here to view video! In 2010, a Prince George's County newspaper, interviewed T.S. as a Constitutional expert (he hardly thinks of himself as an expert). Click here to read the interview.
Also in 2010, T.S. Grant opened a bookstore exclusively selling books of independent authors. Please support the work of independent authors at Whisper Books.
For 2012, T.S. is teaching full-time in a public high school in Prince George's County, Maryland, teaching a graduate class at American University and finishing his dissertation.
T.S. is a husband and father, and his family resides in Bowie, Maryland.
To learn more, purchase a copy of An Autobiography of an Unknown Man.