Dedra's Speaking & Professional Development

Dedra can combine multiple topics designed around your audience to bring the most effective professional development for student achievement. Based on the latest research and practical strategies, workshops will be interactive with direct impact on classroom instruction. By blending management, technology, differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and social and emotional needs with classroom improvement, educators see how all components are needed to reach and teach all students. Dedra also has multiple virtual PD training opportunities read about virtual training ...

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Balloons, bracelets. and a message of JOY! Dedra's signature keynote uses audience participation as a way to share simple but effective techniques to cultivate joy. As she shares her personal educational journey, building leaders, teachers, support staff, and bus drivers will laugh, cry, and reconnect to the passion they have to reach all kids.

Workshops/ Sessions

Customized workshops and breakout sessions that meet the needs of your participants. Filled with practical "use it now" strategies, everyone loves, Dedra delivers high energy jam-packed workshops for all audiences and subject areas.


Dedra uses a customized approach to instructional coaching. Centered around your building needs and initiatives, Dedra will combine walk-throughs, PLC training, modeling, and 1:1 coaching to help teachers prefect instructional practices, student engagement, classroom management, formative assessment, and purposeful planning which will all improve student achievement.


Bring your team together solving problems and communicating with Dedra's team building workshops for Students, Teachers, and Admin. More schools are incorporating team building as a way to build a climate and culture of success and collaboration. This essential training leads to increased teacher satisfaction, and overall climate improvement. Not to mention it is lots of fun!

Long Term

Sustained long term professional development is where schools see true transformation. Dedra has worked with multiple schools to create systemic change in teaching and learning. Move beyond the one stop visit to create a PD plan tailored for your school. Giving teachers and building leaders support and access to Dedra, her resources, and personal attention for the year will impact instruction and achievement and the costs are more reasonable than you think.

Instructional Coach Training

Teaching, mentoring, and guiding educators is not the same as teaching in a classroom of K-12 kids. Dedra uses her experience as an instructional coach and sound research to help instructional coaches make the shift from teaching the students to teaching the adults in the building. Coaches will walk away with resources, tips, and trouble shooting that will help them be more effective working with adults and guiding change in your building.