Dedra is an internationally known speaker, trainer and author in the educational world. She is a former middle level teacher and district professional development specialist who now consults and provides staff development in classroom management, differentiated instruction, technology integration and instructional leadership across the country.
Dedra has presented in 3 international schools and over 30 states. Much of Dedra’s time is spent supporting high-risk schools in an embedded capacity. Dedra holds an administrator and superintendent’s license and collaborates with district leaders, principals, coaches and teachers across the country supporting their work in providing quality instruction that produces success in the classroom.
Dedra’s personal story of her educational journey will leave audiences with a newfound determination to do “whatever it takes” to reach the students in their classrooms. For the last 12 years, she has been helping educators bridge the digital divide and improve school performance through publications and hands-on trainings at conferences across the globe. Dedra creates entertaining workshops that get crowds energized, motivated, and inspired to be their ‘best’ for the students they serve.
Her topics range from technology to classroom management and are always grounded in research-based best practices. Dedra regularly publishes in professional journals and participates in educational podcasts. Dedra has the unique ability to put educators at ease through humor and practical skills that directly relate to school improvement. As a former classroom teacher, she understands the need for professional development where practical ideas can be implemented immediately into the classroom.
You will laugh, learn, and have a new enthusiasm about technology, climate, curriculum, and classroom techniques in Dedra’s trainings.