Rodney Pegram has dedicated his entire professional career to helping at-risk children, youth, families and adult populations. Rodney is Owner of DWI Education of Southeast Texas LLC., OPTIMUS Training Initiatives and Strategies LLC. and Rodney Pegram Consulting LLC. He is also Founder and CEO of STRIDES, Inc., a 501 c3 nonprofit youth service agency.
Rodney received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York College at New Paltz and a Masters of Education Degree in Counseling from Wilmington University. In addition, Rodney completed the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives Program at Rice University as well as the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Program sponsored by George Foundation.
During his professional career, Rodney has held various positions of leadership to include: Team Leader, Program Manager, Director of Detention and Facility Administrator. This experience has occurred across six states; New York, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Florida and Texas.
Since 2019, Rodney has enjoyed facilitating Administrator/Instructor training programs offered through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR). As of September 1, 2020, Rodney Pegram is proud to provide Administrator/Instructor training programs directly through his company; Strides Youth Services, Inc. dba S.T.R.I.D.E.S. Inc.