We can help you develop leaders, support students, & transform schools
We provide school and district leaders and their teams with customized coaching, consulting and professional development to help them advance equity and social justice in all of our schools.
Our Areas of Expertise
We provide school/district education leaders and their teams with customized coaching, consulting and professional development to help them mobilize systemic change that advances equity and social justice in their schools.
Cultivating Communities of Practice
Building a culture of collaboration, risk-taking, inquiry, reflection, and feedback for growth
Using equity-based protocols to support critical discourse that challenges conscious and unconscious beliefs and assumptions and enable us to develop new mindsets and practices
Facilitating racial affinity groups that create space for those with a shared racial identity to convene for learning, support, reflection, healing, and personal connections
Developing Equity-Centered Leaders and Teams
Examining the relationship between one’s identity, their leadership practice, student outcomes, and school transformation for equity and social justice
Creating conditions for distributed leadership through shared decision-making, collective ownership of the school’s mission and vision, and mutual accountability for equitable student outcomes and experiences
Applying adult learning theory to design and facilitate equity-centered professional development aimed at transformational learning and systemic change
Creating Systemic Change for School Transformation
Developing and actualizing a shared vision for advancing equity and social justice through the purposeful alignment of the school’s purpose, mission, culture, policies, and practices
Utilizing a design thinking approach to identify, disrupt, and eliminate policies and practices that reinforce and uphold systemic inequities
Shifting power and privilege to our most marginalized students and adults, and amplifying their voices to reimagine and co-design systems that equalize access and opportunities for each learner
Learning Formats (Virtual & On-Site)
Individual leadership coaching and consulting • Leadership Team coaching and consulting • Single and multi-day professional development workshops • Year-long cohort and/or team based courses and institutes
Upcoming Professional Development Events
Stop Causing Harm in Equity Work: Racial Affinity Groups in Schools
Saturday, July 31 from 9:30-1:30 PT (synchronous) + 2 hours asynchronous
Many folks think that racial affinity groups are racist or separatist. They actually are a space for healing, deeper learning, and reflection. If you are prepared to avoid the pitfalls, racial affinity groups can help you dismantle white supremacy culture and build antiracist schools.
Year Long Racial Affinity Cohort Course (follow-up to Racial Affinity Introductory Workshop)
August 2021 through May 2022
Rather than a “train the trainer” model, this course is designed for participants to expand their understanding of racial affinity work by engaging with one another in racial affinity groups. This will be an opportunity for participants to truly experience what it looks, sounds and feels like to engage in racial affinity work so that they can engage others in the work upon returning to their schools and organizations.
What People Are Saying
“Jen brings the type of care and compassion to the learning she designs like no other. She seamlessly blends theory & practice, so that those she is teaching or coaching are able to access new insights, and be ready to put that learning into action.”
“It’s easy to see that Jen’s heart and skills are focused on serving students and communities on the margins. This isn’t just a principle that factors in to her work; it’s THE principle around which she builds the rest of her thoughtful work. She has pushed me and all the rooms I’ve been in with her to consider each learner and to push back on legacy structures that disenfranchise the oppressed. Jen pours her whole, wonderful self into the service of this mission.”
“Jen designs professional development that elevates opportunities for each student by preparing teachers and principals to listen to student voice, create learning environments that meet the needs of each student, and connect across the school community. She is a leader in facilitating high-functioning and reflective working groups by using appropriate protocols to engage adult learners by looking at relevant data and contextualizing it in meaningful research. She is one of the most values-driven colleagues with whom I have had the pleasure to work.”