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"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up in them. Who understands the power of connections and insists they become the best they can possibly be."
Yamiley Jean-Simon

Yamiley Jean-Simon is a dedicated and experienced educational consultant with a passion for empowering students, parents, and schools to reach their full potential. With a deep understanding of the education landscape and a commitment to personalized learning, Yamiley has helped numerous individuals and institutions navigate the complexities of the educational system.

With over 15 years of experience in the field, Yamiley has worked with students of all ages, from elementary school to college, providing guidance and support in various areas such as academic planning, career exploration, and learning strategies. She firmly believes that every student has unique strengths and interests, and strives to create tailored solutions that meet their specific needs.

Yamiley's approach is rooted in building strong relationships with her clients and creating a supportive and collaborative environment. She understands that education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor and takes the time to listen and understand the goals and aspirations of each student and their families. By doing so, she ensures that her recommendations and strategies align with their vision for success.

As an advocate for educational equity, Yamiley has worked extensively with underserved communities, helping students overcome obstacles and access quality educational opportunities. Yamiley has done this in capacities ranging from a self-contained teacher to a Special Education Director. She believes that education is a powerful tool for social change and works tirelessly both independently and through a partnership with the Bureau of Education and Research, to level the playing field for all students, regardless of their background.

In addition to her consulting work, Yamiley is an active participant in professional networks and stays up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in education. This allows her to offer cutting-edge advice and recommendations to her clients, keeping them ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving educational landscape.

Yamiley holds Master's degrees in Education, Special Education, Public Policy, and Leadership & Administration. Her educational background, combined with her hands-on experience, provides her with a holistic perspective and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities students face.

Whether it's helping a student find success, guiding a family through the education process, or assisting schools in improving their educational programs, Yamiley Jean-Simon is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of students and the educational community as a whole. Her unwavering commitment, expertise, and genuine care for her clients have earned her a reputation as a trusted educational consultant in the industry.

"I am here to provide resources and guidance for the parents of students during these unusual times."
A.J. Galli

A.J. is a 4th grade teacher at a Title 1 school in the suburbs of Chicago and he is no stranger to working with youth. He received his degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and is certified to teach Kindergarten through 9th grade.

In addition to currently teaching 4th grade, he is a National Presenter for the Bureau of Education and Research where he provides insight on technology integration and equips teachers with practical, easy-to-use strategies for infusing effective technology tools in the learning environment. A.J.’s other passion is effective classroom management and he provides insight into building relationships with students to increase student engagement.

When he is not teaching or training, A.J. works as a Theater and Drama coach where he focuses on team building and building relationships.With a history building collaborative relationships and working with a high needs population, A.J. is excited to provide specialized training based on your school’s specific needs!

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
Dr. Renita Craig

Educational Consultant
Dr. Renita has been an esteemed educator for 25 years. Throughout her tenure in education, Dr. Renita is currently a Junior High Principal. Her previous roles were an elementary school principal, assistant principal, special education administrator, and a high school special education teacher. Most notably, Dr. Renita has distinguished herself as a turnaround Principal and culture and climate change agent.  

Change Agent
As a junior high principal and elementary principal, Dr. Renita successfully changed the culture and climate of the staff and student body of both schools that she led, as a transformational leader. Her strengths are in the areas of staff culture and climate; school-wide behavior management; team building; educational leadership; and connecting with parents and the community. 

Dr. Renita specializes in entering tumultuous environments and turning around staff and student culture and climate through observations, raising expectations, accountability, team building, developing trust, and community engagement. Dr. Renita also utilizes her skills as a Special Education and General Education Administrator to advocate for the needs of students with disabilities, students without disabilities, and students with 504 plans.

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