Urban EDU Coach - E.D.U. Innovators Team
Empowering Educators for 21st Century Teaching & Learning - Urban EDU Coach

Empowering educators
Developing effective tools for student success
Utilizing researched based strategies.

Our goal is to empower all invested in the academic and social-emotional well being of urban youth with little to no support.  

Our objective is to provide professional development to support secondary & post-secondary educators.  We provide teaching and learning strategies that foster new skills and perceptions that will enhance basic skills, critical thinking, and life skills capabilities.  We aim to establish the appropriate environment that assists educators in their ongoing quest to provide quality instruction, progressive collaboration,  and a learning climate that promotes self-correction, self-managing, and self-monitoring skills towards a positive lifestyle.  As the primary tool, technology bridges the gaps between education and learning strategies.  We aim to prepare our clients for global success using 21st  Century teaching and learning strategies and concepts. 


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E.D.U. Innovators
E.D.U. Innovators is a team of Urban Education Experts. Our Team's VisionE.D.U. Empowering Educators; Developing effective tools for student success; Utilizing Researched Based Strategies.Our T...

                                                                                     April A. Weaver
                                                                   MA, Clinical Mental Health Counselor

While working in education, April has had to develop innovative procedures in order to motivate student willingness to learn and progress. In order to inspire student and staff, she discovered a new approach to professional mentoring, as well as classroom management. April Weaver has worked in education and mental health for over 10 years. and enjoys working with others to improve their mental ‘self’ picture or talk.

                                                                                    Jamillah Kareem
                                                                                Instructional Leader
                                                                            Minister, Midwife, Nurse 
                                                         

Mama Jamillah uses a creative touch. While working she completed her Type 75 through Jones University for Leadership and Administration. Jamillah Kareem has taught in grade school, middle school, high schools, and conducted College workshops.   She taught in Liberia and Ghana and in Chicago Public Schools, suburbs, traditional,  independent,  and alternative schools.   Her motto is “Education is a bridge to life endless possibilities!”

                                                                           Marcella "Aquilla" Davis-Graves
                                                                         Educational Specialist, Ed. S
                                                                                SpEd Case Manager


She bridges the gap for change. As an educator, Ms. Graves emphasizes the importance of building relationships; her most ardent belief is “it takes the village to raise the child.”  She has earned a C.A.S. degree in Administration and Supervision, received  an Ed.S degree as an Educational Specialist and is currently completing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from National Louis University


                                                                                      Michelle Rhnea Yisrael 
                                                 MA,  Communications, Technical & Professional Writing
                                                  English & Reading Instructor, City Colleges of Chicago 
                                                   Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, Published Author
                                                               Urban Edu Coach, Instructional Designer
                                                              

Michelle is a writer who has worked in education for over 25 years.  She has written several curriculum designs for at-risk youth. She has designed and facilitated professional development for new secondary and post-secondary instructors and those needing to re-motivated.  She customizes professional development empowering educators to develop 21st-century skills for teaching and learning. Helping them to set student engagement ablaze utilizing Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom and active learning strategies. She is currently Assistant Professor and teaches reading, composition, and literature at Kennedy-King College one of the City Colleges of Chicago.  
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