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OVEDA TAYLOR RICHARD: The Power of Perseverance

The story of Oveda Taylor Richard is one of triumph over adversity, illustrating that no obstacle is insurmountable, and every setback is an opportunity for growth. Oveda is an entrepreneur, advocate, author, and speaker. She is the owner and principal of three successful schools: Sunrise Academy of Excellence, Sunrise Country Preschool, and The Toddlers Club.


Oveda’s mission is to unlock the full potential of each individual and guide them toward their aspirations. Her dedication to education and early childhood development underscores her commitment to uplifting communities and providing opportunities for others to thrive. Her forthcoming memoir, Your Condition Is Not Your Conclusion, slated for release on April 13th, promises to uplift readers with the tale of her journey from trauma survivor to self-made success. But who is Oveda Taylor Richard, and what led her to this remarkable point in her life?


VBD Magazine had an opportunity to speak with Oveda to gain insight into her inspiring journey, the secrets of her thriving business, and her vision for the future. In the face of adversity, may we all find the strength to rise, to persevere, and to become the architects of our own destinies.



Oveda’s story begins in the inner-city projects, where she faced challenges that could have easily derailed her dreams. However, she refused to succumb to the circumstances surrounding her. Despite becoming a mother at a young age and lacking guidance, Oveda was determined to forge a better path for herself and her children. 

“My parents wouldn’t allow me to go away for college because I had the babies to take care of,” Oveda recalls. “I was determined to make a better path and life for my small children.”


Though working two jobs while attending college as a teenage mother, Oveda’s resilience and drive propelled her forward. She found solace and opportunity in a preschool setting, where she not only worked but also enrolled her children. This decision was deeply rooted in her desire to protect them from the dangers she had faced in her own upbringing.


Armed with determination and a thirst for knowledge, Oveda pursued a degree in Early Childhood Education, laying the foundation for her future endeavors. She didn’t stop there. Oveda obtained her insurance license and delved into the world of entrepreneurship, leveraging her investments to purchase the preschool where she once worked.


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