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Let's dig a little deeper. Here's more about Mr. E! The Motivator!


Here is a little more about who I am, where, you can find, what' I've done, and where I've been. First and foremost, I am an EDUCATOR. Everything that I do is toward the cause of improving the academic lives of children. All of my services stem from there. 

Full Bio



Speaker, educator and activist, Jason D. Etheridge, also known as Mr. E! The Motivator! is a rising force in the field of student engagement. His highly energetic, musical and up-lifting live performances are connecting students, parents and teachers to their full potentials as they relate to their roles in success in children. Mr. E’s motivational music like “Exceeding & I Know It,” “Study Hard,” and “Teach Me How to Study” are being played in classrooms around the country each day as tools for teachers and motivation for students. Mr. E! The Motivator's shows use popular entertainment, dance, humor, inspiring stories, life experiences, student & teacher engagement, and pure electricity to motivate each of his audiences' senses. Having experience working in elementary, middle and high school levels, Mr. E! The Motivator! brings the correct perspective for all levels while achieving the goals of inspiring all to find their starting line, overcome their obstacles, and fight for success.


Mr. E! holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Alabama A&M University where he served as Drum Major of the Marching Maroon and White Band and is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Inc. He also holds a Master’s degree as a Professional School Counselor from Cambridge College. Currently, Mr. E! serves as a Title I Counselor at Charles Drew High School where his efforts are focused on retained students.


Mr. E! is married to his best friend, Antonia Strong-Etheridge, and together they are raising their two wonderful children, Maria & Justin. With the support of their amazing parents, other family & friends, Mr. E! & Antonia are able to provide happy and fulfilled lives for their children.


As a motivational presenter, Mr. E! has performed at more than 100 schools, conferences, churches, and youth programs in Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Principals, counselors, teachers, & parents alike have supported Mr. E! and his services as necessary and needed in their buildings. If you are looking for a “phenomenal” performance that is “second to none,” you will want to consider Mr. E! The Motivator! He brings Excitement, Energy, Engagement and Education that motivates students, teachers, and parents Equally!



For the children,


Mr. E! The Motivator!

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Education & Work Experience


High School

Ronald E. McNair High School – Diploma



Alabama A&M University – B. S. Business Management



Cambridge College – M. Ed. Professional School Counseling


Professional Work Experience

  • Chapel Hill Middle School – Paraprofessional (ISS)

  • Lovejoy Middle School – Paraprofessional (Band)

  • G. W. Carver High School – Paraprofessional (ISS)

  • Peachcrest Elementary School – Paraprofessional (Title I)

  • Terry Mill Elementary School – Paraprofessional *(Title I)

  • Mundy’s Mill Middle School – Graduation Coach

  • E. J. Swint Elementary – Title I Community/Parent Liaison

  • Charles R. Drew High School – Professional School Counselor

  • Luella Middle School - Professional School Counselor

Speaking Experience

Elementary Schools

  1. Lavonia Elementary (Franklin)

  2. Peachtree Elementary (Gwinnett)

  3. Simonton Elementary (Gwinnett)

  4. Norcross Elementary (Gwinnett)

  5. Lilburn Elementary (Gwinnett)

  6. Ferguson Elementary (Gwinnett)

  7. Rebecca Minor Elementary (Gwinnett)

  8. E. J. Swint Elementary (Clayton)

  9. Woodland Elementary (Henry)

  10. Holsenbeck Elementary (Barrow)

  11. Kennedy Elementary (Barrow

  12. Palmetto Elementary (Fulton)

  13. B. C. Haynie Elementary (Clayton)

  14. Shadow Rock Elementary (DeKalb)

  15. River’s Edge Elementary (Clayton)

  16. Pleasant Grove Elementary (Henry)

  17. Imagine Academy of Columbus (Columbus, OH)

  18. Stripling Elementary (Gwinnett)

  19. McNair Discovery Learning Academy (DeKalb)

  20. Wellborn Elementary (Kansas City, KS)

  21. Stony Point Elementary (Kansas City, KS)

  22. Banneker Elementary (Kansas City, KS)

  23. Martin Luther King Elementary (Clayton)

  24. Live Oak Elementary (Newton)

  25. Kemp Elementary (Clayton)

  26. Temple Elementary (Temple, GA.)

  27. Martha Rawls Smith (Jesup)

  28. Dunwoody Springs (Atlanta)

  29. Clifton Elementary (DeKalb)

  30. Factory Shoals Elementary (Douglas)

  31. C. H. Gullatt Elementary (Fulton)

  32. Pine Grove Elementary (Valdosta) 

  33. Waldo Pafford Elementary (Hinesville)

  34. Imagine Academy – Sullivant (Columbus, OH)

  35. Imagine Academy – Harrisburg (Columbus, OH) 

  36. Saffell St. Elementary (Lawrenceburg, KY.)

  37. Robert B. Turner Elementary (Lawrenceburg, KY.)

  38. Dutchtown Elementary

  39. Westside Elementary (Valdosta)

  40. Ola Elementary (Henry)

  41. Red Oak Elementary (Henry)

  42. Stone Mill Elementary (DeKalb)

  43. Altama Elementary

  44. Fairview K-8 (Dayton, OH.)

  45. Indian Valley Elementary (Sylacauga, AL.)

  46. Langston Chapel Elementary (Statesboro)

  47. Providence Elementary

  48. St. Simons Elementary (St. Simons Island)

  49. Temple Elementary  (Temple)

  50. Walker Elementary (Long)

  51. West Clayton Elementary (Clayton)

  52. Golden Isles Elementary (St. Simons)

  53. Sterling Elementary (St. Simons)

  54. Kennedy Elementary School (Lawrence, KS.)

  55. New York Elementary School (Lawrence, KS.)

  56. Hillcrest Elementary School (Lawrence, KS.)

  57. 13th & Green Elementary (Reading, PA.)

  58. 12th & Marion Elementary (Reading, PA.)

  59. Smiley Elementary (Long)

  60. Indian Valley Elementary (Talladega, AL.)

  61. Campbell Elementary (Fulton)

  62. Cascade Elementary (Atlanta)

  63. Orrs Elementary (Griffin-Spalding)

Middle Schools

  1. Stewart Middle School (Douglas Co.

  2. Franklin County Middle School (Franklin)

  3. Redan Middle (DeKalb)

  4. Pointe South Middle(Clayton)

  5. North Clayton Middle (Clayton)

  6. Riverdale Middle (Clayton)

  7. Coronado Middle School (Kansas City, KS)

  8. West Middle (Kansas City, KS)

  9. Northwest Middle (Kansas City, KS)

  10. Sequoyah Middle School (Clayton)

  11. Liberty Middle (Newton)

  12. Pine Grove Middle (Valdosta)

  13. West Chatham Middle (Chatham)

  14. Anderson County Middle School (Lawrenceburg, KY.)

  15. Henry County Middle (Henry)

  16. Sandy Springs Charter Middle (Fulton)

  17. West Middle School (Lawrence KS.)

  18. Liberty Memorial Central Middle School (Lawrence, KS.)

  19. South Middle School (Lawrence, KS.)

  20. Sothwest Middle School (Lawrence, KS.)

  21. Lamar County Middle School (Lamar)

  22. Kendrick Middle School (Clayton)

  23. Litchfield Middle School (Gadsden, AL.)

  24. Swainsboro Middle School (Swainsboro)


High Schools & Colleges

  1. Martin Luther King High School (DeKalb)

  2. Lawrence Free State High School (Lawrence, KS.)

  3. Schlagle High School (Kansas City, KS.)

  4. Tri-Cities High School (Fulton)

  5. Stephenson High School (DeKalb)

  6. Student Leadership Institute – Student Leaders from all Community Colleges in Alabama

  7. Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon & White Band

  8. Lawrence Free State High School (Lawrence, KS.)

  9. ITT Technical School (Morrow)


Other Conferences & Events 

  1. Parents Palooza Parents Conference (Cobb Galleria)

  2. Kids R Kids (Mableton, GA) Teacher Professional Dev.

  3. Learning Expo - Parent Expo (Huntsville, AL.)

  4. Kemp Elementary (Clayton) Teacher Professional Dev.

  5. Ready, Set, Go, Summer Learning Expo (Huntsville, AL.

  6. Championship Martial Arts (McDonough)

  7. Edgefield Baptist Church (Fayetteville)

  8. Traveler's Rest Missionary Baptist Church (Morrow)

  9. Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (Newnan)

  10. Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club (Greene County)

  11. New Hope United Methodist Church (Fayette)

  12. 2015 Heart-To-Heart Mother/Daughter Retreat (Annapolis, MA)

  13. Hyped for Education Conference (Host - UGA Griffin)

  14. Gadsden, AL. Community PBL Celebration (Gadsden, AL)

  15. A Conversation with My Brother (Host - Clayton)

  16. Oxford High School Leadsership Conference (Oxford, AL.)

  17. Zion Life Class - Battlefield of the Mind - Edgefield Baptist (Fayette)

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