J. Lee was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated from Murrah High School in 2000. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in marketing and a Master of Arts in secondary education from Jackson State University all while becoming an educator at Jackson Public Schools. J. Lee went on to receive his specialist degree in educational leadership from Mississippi College. He taught social studies at Whitten Middle School from 2008-2014 and has over 14 years of teaching experience. J. Lee is also an award-winning playwright, filmmaker, and director. He's produced and premiered over ten productions in Mississippi's capital city ranging from documentaries, stage plays, short films, and dinner theaters. His teaching career allowed him to teach abroad in the United Arab Emirates.
Travel became an integral part of his life once he moved abroad. As a result, he has now visited over 30 countries, four continents, and counting! J. Lee recently penned his first children's book entitled "Junior's Adventures". This release is the first installment in a series of stories that will chronicle J. Lee's move abroad to the United Arab Emirates and his many travels through the eyes of a child.
As an urban intercity educator, J. Lee knows the importance of exposure; therefore, he wants to inspire children to see the world! He hopes that The Junior's Adventures Series will expose children to travel and open their eyes to a world outside their norm. J. Lee believes the best education he received was through travel, and he looks to translate those lessons into his stories. Junior's Adventures can be found on amazon.com and at www.handsomegenttravels.com.