Simon N. Obi was a licensed practicing high school teacher in Arizona from 1990 till his retirement in early 2019. During the 29 years, he taught 9th grade at Pueblo High School in Tucson for 5 years, 2 years as a 5th grade teacher in the Tohono O’Odham Reservation, 2 years as an at-risk youths’ teacher at Robison Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona, and retired in January 2019 after serving 19 years as a teacher of youths adjudicated as adults in a maximum-security prison owned by the State of Arizona.
Mr. Obi grew up in Apu-na-Ekpu in Umuoha Community in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government of Abia State, Nigeria. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School which later became Amaekpu Community School. He’s a graduate of St. Ephraim’s Secondary School in Owerrinta, East Central Oklahoma University, and The University of Arizona.
His personal motto:
The world would be a better place if you do not tell others what they’re not supposed to tell someone else, because it’s the only thing they will tell.