Welcome to Rainey Roo Productions
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
 Alicia LaRaine Middleton

is a retired educator working for 24 years in the New York City Public School System devising educational and performing arts programs for middle school students.  Her most noted accolades are producing plays entitled "The Sneaker" an urban rendition of Cinderella and "Back in the Days" - The Sounds of Motown".

Alicia relocated to the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania and pursued her masters in Educational Administration at The Univerity of Scranton and completed her doctorate coursework at East Stroudsburg University where she is working on her dissertation research in The Diffusion of Innovation in Online Education for at-risk students. During this time, she became the founder of Rainey Roo Productions where she hosted Red Carpet events conducting interviews with Derrick Simmons, actor/stuntman/producer of many Hollywood movies and Tyler Perry's stuntman; Rhonda Ross, daughter of Diana Ross and Berry Gordy and Sean Nelson, actor from The Wood, The Gospel.  She also starred in the 2006 Tiffany Gospel Award Winning Best Off-Broadway Gospel Play “Freed”.  She partnered with her husband as Pastors of A New Life Ministry, Inc. and produced Sistah Chat Radio on the 2015 MTV Woodie Award Winning Station 90.3 WESS FM. 

Her fondest feat is becoming one of the founders of The Monroe County Image Awards of PA in which community leaders are applauded for their outstanding community service by making the Poconos a place one is proud to call home.  This began her advocacy for building communities in helping others "Find Their Passion".  As a result, she was awarded Advocate for a Better America at the 2016 Pocono Mountains Film Festival. 

Alicia currently resides in Farmington, New Mexico and is the Director of  Quality Improvement and Career Center at San Juan College.  She is an appointed commissioner of the City of Farmington's Community Relations and the Mayor's Minority Round-table.  Alicia is the Founding Advisor of The First African American Club on the campus of San Juan College and awarded for Outstanding Service by the State of New Mexico's Office of African American Affairs.  Alicia is the proud wife of the Rev. PK, mother of son Ahrayalab Simon and daughter Alema Isabelle.