Chief Dad Felix Brandon Lloyd has the chops to bite off and chew a plethora of mighty endeavors. The would-be novelist, who traded a promising literary career for social entrepreneurship, is also a former junior high and high school teacher who at 25 became Dean of Students at The Seed School, which provides rigorous educational opportunities to underserved students. The Washington, D.C. native was a revered Civics and US History teacher, recognized as Washington, D.C.’s Teacher of the Year and featured in both Newsweek and The Washington Post; his classroom was a virtual Dead Poets’ Society scene, where students perched atop desks and took in the view from an elevated perspective.
Lloyd comes by his inspired vision honestly. His mother is ubiquitous in Washington politics and raised him alone, working overtime to send Lloyd to top schools and instilling in him a quest for social justice; his father was a tirelessly optimistic serial entrepreneur. Lloyd has developed and led a number of enterprises, all with education at the center of their ethos.Lloyd, who holds a BA in Television, Radio, and Film from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Washington University St. Louis, has ventured far and wide to seek truth and meaning—and to entertain. A popular DJ at Syracuse, the African American Studies major spent time in Africa, where local Zimbabweans and Malawians jumped to the rhythms of his R&B mixes and New Edition Power Ballads.
An ardent Washington football fan, he can rattle off team stats from way back, and between meetings can be found poring over NFL mags, blogs, and web sites for the latest and greatest team news. Lloyd lives in D.C. with Chief mom Jordan Lloyd Bookey, their son (4) and daughter (2), who inspire him to continue infusing his indomitable creativity into their third child, Zoobean.