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My name is Dr. Del.

I am an educational leader, school mental health expert (NCSP, NCC, NCSC),SPED authority, counselor educator.

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About Dr. Del

Known as a compelling "Voice of Reason and Advocate" for those who need a voice, Dr. Delarious O. Stewart has dedicated his life to promoting fairness and justice within society.


With a strong background in school mental health, Dr. Stewart has spearheaded comprehensive mental health services in various school districts across rural, suburban, and urban areas throughout the country. His career in education began as a school counselor and psychologist before delving into private practice, where he focused on supporting children, adolescents, and families. He has also made significant contributions as a faculty member in counseling and school psychology at multiple universities.


Currently, Dr. Stewart holds the esteemed position of Assistant Professor and Director of the School Counseling program at the University of the District of Columbia.


Before embarking on his journey in mental health and education, Dr. Stewart started in the field of communications and media. He first worked as a communications intern for a Louisiana State Representative, and later, he ventured into television news and public relations. One of the highlights of his career was serving as the Communications Director and Press Secretary for the late Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, a respected democratic member of Congress from Maryland. He also held the role of Director of Communications for the United States Congressional Black Caucus.


Dr. Stewart's educational journey includes a bachelor's degree in communications, as well as master's degrees in counseling and educational leadership from Southern University and A&M College. He obtained a Specialist in School Psychology degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, followed by an educational specialist degree in special education and a Doctor of Education in Educational Psychology with a focus on child development from Jackson State University. He is currently pursing a second doctorate (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of the Cumberlands.


A prolific writer, Dr. Stewart has published academic and popular culture articles on various topics, including school mental health, African American mental health, social determinants of mental health, adolescent behavior, special education, dyslexia, and teaching Black boys to read. His expertise extends to serving on the Board of Editors for the Journal of African American Males in Education and as a reviewer for several academic journals. Furthermore, he has been a faculty research affiliate at the Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Notably, Dr. Stewart recently achieved another milestone with the publication of his first children’s book, "Cool, Calm, Collected: Jamal's Journey to Managing His Anger." This children's book aims to improve emotional intelligence in Black boys while challenging the notion that emotions are incompatible with masculinity. It empowers young Black boys to embrace their emotional well-being fully.


With an impressive array of licenses and credentials, Dr. Stewart is a licensed educator in Mississippi, Missouri, Washington and North Carolina. He is also a licensed school psychologist and school counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, Louisiana, Washington, Mississippi, Missouri, and Virginia. Additionally, he holds the Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential from the Center for Credentialing and Education and national licenses in school psychology (NCSP), school counseling (NCSC), and counseling (NCC).


Deeply committed to his community and professional organizations, Dr. Stewart is a life member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., the Southern University Alumni Federation, and the Jackson State University National Alumni Association. He actively participates in associations such as the Association of Black Psychologists, National Association of School Psychologists, American Counseling Association, National Black Child Development Association, Council for Exceptional Children, and National Alliance of Black School Educators. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Phi Beta Sigma's International Foundation and chairs the accreditation advisory council for Southern University's clinical mental health counseling program.

My latest projects

Our Latest Projects

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

We are working with schools and school districts to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). The project uses the School Based Checklist to monitor and measure the implementation  of school-wide expectations, teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors, and providing support to students on a continuum. The project emphasizes the importance of fidelity in implementing PBIS, ensuring that the program is executed accurately and consistently.

Social and Emotional Learning Material

The project's primary focus is to create socially and emotionally relevant learning material tailored specifically for students of color. The aim is to enhance their emotional intelligence and promote a deeper understanding and connection with their emotions. Through thoughtful writing and design, the material will resonate with the cultural backgrounds and experiences of these students, fostering a more inclusive and effective learning experience. The ultimate goal is to empower students of color to navigate their emotions with greater skill and sensitivity, leading to improved emotional well-being and overall academic success.

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