The intentional design of professional growth experiences unfolds in four steps.

chief executive officer

Dr. Kalisha Waldon

Dr. Kalisha Waldon has a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and has been an educator in the K-20 system for almost 18 years, including 4 years as a school principal and 4 years as a department chair at a local college. She is an accomplished educational leader with demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse student populations on varying academic levels, as well as, interface effectively with colleagues, students, and other stakeholders in any academic/ learning environment. She is committed to using her expertise to empower and support educators in the creation of transformative spaces- where self-reflection and action are encouraged and where the voices and experiences of educators and students are valued. Dr. Waldon is an instructional designer and curriculum developer for schools and organizations, and has experience mentoring/coaching. She builds capacity by offering professional development opportunities where self-reflection becomes a catalyst for growth.

Her Core competencies include:

  • Data Driven Instruction

  • Differentiated Instruction

  • Curriculum Development

  • Program/Event Planning

  • Media/Technology Integration

  • Classroom Management & Discipline

  • Educational Measurement

  • Teacher Mentoring & Development

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Instructional Design

  • Parental & Community Involvement


  • Florida Atlantic University Dissertation of the Year Awardee 2015
  • Florida Atlantic University Graduate Student of the Year 2014-2015

  • Recognized as an Emerging Leader at Palm Beach State College
  • Recognized as an Outstanding Educator in 2013
  • September 9th was declared Mt. Olivet SDA Junior Academy Day in the City of Ft. Lauderdale by Commissioner Dale Holness and Representative Alcee Hastings and the school received recognition from school district and regional educational organizations under my leadership as a school principal
  • Increased school enrollment by 50%
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year 2010-2011
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year 2003-2004
  • Quality Matters Certified Instructional Designer
  • Author of several book chapters and journal articles
  • Presented research at several National Conferences
  • School Evaluation and Accreditation Consultant


Critical Reflection

This core value challenges traditional ways of “thinking”, “being”, and “doing” through a critical examination of schools’ and/or educators’ assets and opportunities.

Open & Honest Dialogue

Intentional spaces are created for honest dialogue. This honest dialogue will occur within and between educators (or within and between educator and coach) with the goal of working and growing into the “best versions of ourselves.”

Intentional Action

Educators will leave the professional development or coaching experience with an action plan that will include strategies and resources. If implemented with fidelity, these actions will drive growth and impact student learning.


”When I worked as a school Administrator, Dr. Waldon served as my mentor, coach, teacher, and marketing specialist! We were up for a school evaluation, and because she coached and mentored my teachers very well, the evaluators stated: “This is the most well-prepared group of teachers we have had the privilege of evaluating at any school!” Dr. Waldon’s energy, drive, motivation, creativity and passion is evident in her work and rubbed off on me and my teachers!”

Lawanna McCoy, Former School Administrator

Dr. Kalisha Waldon is an inspirational leader. She is cutting edge in her methods, yet brings old-fashioned values to her work. She will absolutely go the extra mile with you! With creativity and patience she leads through the learning process.

Cynthia Murray, School Administrator

Highly recommend Dr. Kalisha Waldon! If you have any training needs I am confident she can assist. I have personally worked with her and can attest to her professionalism and extensive knowledge. You won’t be disappointed!

Michelle Immekus, Educator

For a school makeover, call the Doc! If you have burned out teachers who need innovative approaches to reaching students, send the Doc to the rescue! If you need sound policies and procedures that meet the culture of your school or long-term goals, let the Doc help you develop them! I guarantee you that success will unfold!

Lawanna McCoy, Former School Administrator