Tamara Rodney, English teacher, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and lived there until 1983 when she was eight.
Her mother died of cancer when Rodney was seven, and her father moved to the states for support from his parents.
Rodney lived with her father and siblings in Brooklyn until she was 18, and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fl., and finished her degree and had her eldest daughter.
In 2001 she converted from Christianity to Islam. She switched because she had questions that the Islamic faith answered. Then in 2007 she moved to St. Louis.
Rodney’s husband teaches at Webster University and understands her job and responsibilities as a teacher. They are supportive of each other and help each other out.
Rodney now has three children: one son who is 18 months old and two daughters who are 14 and six weeks old.