Alpha Educational Advocacy Group, Incorporated 

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Dr. Keidra Taylor

Dr. Taylor has been serving children and families within the metro Atlanta area schools for over 15 years.  She began her undergraduate studies at Clark Atlanta University (B.A and M.A) and holds certifications and degrees in education from Howard University (M.Ed.), University of West Georgia (K-12 Leadership Certification Endorsement), and Argosy University (Ed.S and Ed.D).  Dr. Taylor currently serves as an Assistant Principal of Instruction in a middle school.  She has extensive experience with standardized testing, SST/RTI process, curriculum and instruction.  Dr. Taylor is the founder and presiding officer of Alpha Educational Advocacy Group, Inc.  

Ms. Shavanda Toomer

Ms. Toomer is a veteran educator with experience in the areas of special education, assessments and educational leadership.  She has facilitated professional development in the areas of behavior intervention and management, curriculum, instruction and technology integration.  She currently serves as a school administrator in the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area, where she is responsible for the monitoring of effective instructional practices, student achievement, and creating a safe and engaging learning environment. 

Ms. Toomer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Special Education from Clark Atlanta University.  She holds an Education Specialist degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Educational Leadership.  Ms. Toomer is actively involved in community outreach, mentoring young girls and providing families and community groups with practical solutions in navigating the educational system for students with different abilities and challenges.  She operates in the belief that all youth are “at potential” for success in our global society!


Dr. Chelsea Brown

 

Dr. Brown is a passionate, self-motivated educator with 20 years of experience teaching, training, advising and mentoring.  She has provided support to beginning teachers during the induction phase of their career and has taught first through fifth grades.  She has designed and facilitated professional learning for teachers, instructional support staff and district leaders to accelerate teacher effectiveness. 

 

Dr. Brown currently works in the central office of a local school district with the alternative certification program and trains district leaders on teacher evaluation.  She holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University, Masters in Instruction from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate in Teacher Leadership from Walden University.  She also holds a leadership certification from Troy University.  Dr. Brown believes that all children can learn and every child deserves an advocate. 

Ms. Karen Hoard

 

 Ms. Karen Hoard is a hard working and compassionate individual with over twenty one years of educational experience in one of the Atlanta metro public school systems. She has fifteen years classroom experience teaching children in grades kindergarten through fifth. She also has six years of administrative experience in the area of school performance data analysis, and curriculum development.

She currently serves at a public elementary school as a curriculum instructor. She is responsible for student placement and assessment, student enrichment programming, staff development for teachers, and an advisor in Response to Intervention meetings for parents and teachers. She works also with community stakeholders and volunteers coordinating activities for the community.

Ms. Hoard believes that every child can learn if given the right opportunity.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University in Early Childhood, holds a Gifted Endorsement and a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University in Curriculum and Instruction.