Brian John Thomas Watts was born in the South Bronx section of New York City. He attended R. T. Hudson Elementary School and was enrolled in the Macy Medical Professions Program at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School. After, high school Brian majored in mathematics at Oakwood College (now Oakwood University). Due to health issues, (specifically Sleep Apnea), Brian had to drop out of school often. This seriously delayed his graduation, but it also allowed him to make a name for himself in Huntsville, AL.
While at Oakwood, Brian had positive experiences and was involved in many groups, jobs and activities including: The Aeolians, Only Believe, Male Chorus, Head Night Dean, Social Vice President, Grounds, Assistant Supervisor of Student Center/Skating Rink Task Force, WOCG, etc. Brian believes that his life at Oakwood greatly influenced his love for speaking and promoting and producing concerts.
After leaving Oakwood, moving to Tennessee and a brief attempt at graduate school, Brian returned to the New York/New Jersey Area and taught mathematics at Northeastern Academy, and produced, promoted, and emceed concerts (while managing many groups) under his company (B! Watts Productions). Although he was extremely successful in the tri-state area of NY, NJ and CT, Brian relocated to the Middle Tennessee area.
While working as a mathematics teacher in Metro Nashville Public Schools, Brian attended Tennessee State University and received a Master’s Degree and an Educational Specialist Degree in Education with a concentration in Administration & Supervision.
Currently, Brian Watts works for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a Professional Development Specialist and still serves as a free-lance consultant/motivator with a passion for educating students, teachers and parents. His passion for education can be seen when he presents seminars to teachers and to parents. His passion for youth is most evident when he visits classrooms and/or speaks to groups of students. He has accepted one of the quotes of Mahatma Gandhi as his life’s mantra: “Be the change you wish to see in the world!” What is that change? Brian wants to see people live life to the fullest by becoming educated. Therefore, he is dedicated to educating all those he can reach.
Brian enjoys acting, singing, traveling, and writing and has started to author his first book. However, one of his greatest joys is emceeing programs. He has a quick, although appropriate wit and a gift for connecting with the audience. He is also willing to travel to emcee and/or host church programs, concerts, banquets, youth programs, etc…