Manny Scott—author, motivational speaker and pilot—speaks at the Syracuse City School District development center for teachers all over Syracuse. Scott says his journey from being a high school dropout with a broken home in the streets of Long Beach, California to earning two degrees and a PhD began with his teachers.
“I didn’t know how to study, I didn’t know how to comprehend what I was reading,” Scott said. “I didn’t have the basic disciplines of going to bed at night and getting up early. So I had to break so many bad habits.”