Herb's education began as a child with his mother Carole J Burns making sure that Herb knew how to read and write before he attended school. Being inspired by his mother and late uncle," William Jordan" Herb graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors degree in International Studies. From that point on, he taught Social Studies, Life Skills and Reading at East Cleveland Public Schools, Warrensville Public Schools, Cleveland Public Schools and most recently the Euclid Public School district . He has also taught these subjects in a private tutoring capacity. His teaching career covers a span of over twenty years.