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The Power of One: How You Become a Turnaround Educator of African American Students

Service Overview

District, school, and classroom leaders throughout the nation are searching for ways to improve the schooling experiences of African American students. This research-based, interactive  professional development workshop provides practical solutions.


  • Improves educational outcomes for underserved students
  • Provides educators with research-based strategies
  • Interactive
  • Customized

What You'll Leave With

  • Effective Strategies
  • Extended PD
  • Next Steps

Dr. Gail L. Thompson is focused on helping to develop more racially equitable policies and programs within school districts. In her previous positions, Dr. Thompson has served as Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education at Fayetteville State University and board member on the African American Advisory Committee for the California State Board of Education. She has written six books and was awarded the “Distinguished Alumna Award” by Claremont Graduate University in 2009.

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