Meet The Team

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Heinzel Kunzmann

Mr. Kunsmann has been a piano teacher at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music since September 2013 and at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts from November 2013 until March 2020. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Kansas which he was granted in December of 2005. His musical interests have taken him throughout the United States as well as to Europe and Asia. Local performance appearances have included performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Lakeshore Symphonic Band, and the Concerto in A minor by Edvard Grieg with the Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra. He also performs annually at St. John’s on the Lake and Alexian Village, and pre-covid era on a regular basis at the Veterans Affaires and David Barnett’s Art Gallery. Mr. Kunsmann also regularly accompanies students preparing for solo and ensemble as well as other events.

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Dimitrious Foster

A former K-12 educator who spent the majority of his 19-year career working in suburban Milwaukee school districts. He has served as a teacher, athletics coach, dean of students, and assistant principal. Turning hobby into a career, Dimitrious has now embarked on a new journey in real estate investing. As a current student in the Associates and Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) program, he is training to conduct large-scale real estate developments. He aspires to give back to Milwaukee communities by developing quality buildings that serve as a catalyst for housing and commerce. Dimitrious, along with his wife, Courtney, and son, Keegan, are proud residents of the Sherman Park neighborhood.

Lazonnie Belton

Mrs. Belton is the president and CEO of Visions in Hair Design Institute of Cosmetology. She is a 30 year veteran in the field of cosmetology. VHD students are privileged to have access to a leader with such class, integrity, and experience. In addition to understanding education Mrs. Belton brings important entrepreneurship and management skills to the Sherman Griffin board.

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Sam Ed Belton was born in Milwaukee on December 9, 1952. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and his teaching certification in music education from Alverno College. While teaching in the Milwaukee Public School system, he went on to receive a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Belton has been an educator for over 40 years, and a jazz lover for even longer than that. He is the owner of City Net Café and the Sam’s Place in downtown Milwaukee.

Meet The Board

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Lazonnie Belton

Mrs. Belton is the president and CEO of Visions in Hair Design Institute of Cosmetology. She is a 30 year veteran in the field of cosmetology. VHD students are privileged to have access to a leader with such class, integrity, and experience. In addition to understanding education Mrs. Belton brings important entrepreneurship and management skills to the Sherman Griffin board.

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Sam Ed Belton

Sam Ed Belton was born in Milwaukee on December 9, 1952. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and his teaching certification in music education from Alverno College. While teaching in the Milwaukee Public School system, he went on to receive a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Belton has been an educator for over 40 years, and a jazz lover for even longer than that. He is the owner of City Net Café and the Sam’s Place in downtown Milwaukee.

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Tammy Belton-Davis

Tammy serves as the founder and principal of Athena Communications, Llc. A leading communications and governmental relations agency providing comprehensive, strategic communications and government affairs services. Her marketing skill set and connection to the Sherman Park community are assets to the Sherman Griffin.

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Bro. Kenneth Ray Liddle

Bro. Kenneth Ray Liddle was anointed with the gift of music from birth at the age seven. He began playing the drums at Reformation church of God in Christ under leadership of his parents. Not long after playing the drums a desire to play other musical instruments stir up within him. Mr. Liddell taught himself to play the organ and piano. He became the minister of music at his father’s church until 1981. Ray had faithful served Holy Cathedral church of God as a musician for 35 years