Keshawn Dodds

Keshawn Dodds was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 24, 1978. He still resides there with his daughter Sydney Sharee Dodds. Becoming known as a well-established football player in Springfield, he was awarded a football scholarship to American International College in 1997. Mr. Dodds played football all four years at A.I.C., and later graduated with a B.S. in Education in 2001 and a Master of Education in 2009.

After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Keshawn went on to become a fourth and fifth-grade elementary school teacher within the Springfield Public Schools. During his tenure, Mr. Dodds taught at the Homer and Washington Elementary Schools from 2001 - 2005. He later took a job under Springfield’s Mayor, Charles V. Ryan, as a Mayoral Aide. After his time in the mayor’s office, Keshawn returned to AIC and worked there for ten years and most recently held the Director of Diversity and Community Engagement position. Moving forward, Keshawn is now the new Executive Director of the Springfield, MA Boys and Girls Club Family Center.

Along Mr. Dodds’ career journey, he has also become a published author of a juvenile fiction series, which is known as the Menzuo - Solar Warrior series. Keshawn has written eight books within the series and has currently republished the first book, “Menzuo: The Calling of the Sun Prince,” in August of 2010, through Cosby Media Productions, and in October 2015, it became an bestselling book. Mr. Dodds is also awaiting the release of the highly anticipated second book, Menzuo: Legend of the Blue Diamond. The rest of the books within the eight-book series are due out in the years to come.

Mr. Keshawn Dodds is an avid writer and a strong supporter of education. His long-term goal is to become a well-known educational advocate and motivational speaker. Keshawn wants to continue to spread his words of faith toward obtaining a great education and achieving all the goals that a person has set in their life. Being raised by his mother, Elizabeth Dodd, Keshawn was always instilled with what a good education can bring to a person. Mr. Dodds firmly believes that when hard work meets dedication, success is born.


Keshawn Dodds