Description of the Workshop:
Finishing our terminal degree led to the discovery of our passion. Now we want to help other doctoral graduates discover theirs. In this workshop, we will share our testimony outlining our path from doctoral students to education consulting entrepreneurs. We will encourage participants to dream along with us through guiding questions to help each person discover their own personal passion and identify creative connections from academia to the real world. Participants will leave with inspiration, personal qualitative data to help clarify their goals beyond academia and actionable steps to begin moving towards these goals. The intended audience is any professional who is considering a career change or looking for creative ways to continue growing professionally, no matter their skill level.
Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Faculty, Industry Professional
Intended Experience Level:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Dr. Toni Harrison-Kelly is a fifteen-year exemplary teaching veteran and education consultant, having worked with a variety of community partners, including KERA, the Dallas-area PBS affiliate, and trained over 1,300 parents and teachers to date. Dr. Harrison-Kelly earned her Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Texas A&M University, where she focused on researching student engagement in high-poverty, high-minority schools. She currently leads the collaborative community involvement efforts of Southern Methodist University as the Executive Director of the The Budd Center at Simmons College of Education and Human Development.
Dr. Sharla Horton-Williams is a career educator and organizational leader with a strong commitment to and vision for equity and justice in schools. Over the past 20 years, Sharla has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in private, public charter, and traditional public schools. She has also held numerous community leadership roles and has extensive non-profit experience with education-adjacent organizations. As a full-time education consultant and co-founder of School Leadership for Social Justice, Sharla works with districts and schools across the country to develop and actualize a vision and comprehensive strategy for equity and excellence. She earned a Doctor of Education from Texas A&M University. Currently, Sharla is leading the collaborative academic recovery efforts to support 150,000 students across three Dallas-area districts.
A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.
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NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.