Lacrecia, owner and CEO of theEduProject, has been in the education field for 20+ years serving in many capacities; a classroom teacher, Academic Dean, Math Coordinator, District Curriculum Coordinator, District/ School Curriculum Specialist, District STEM Coordinator, District Title I coordinator, STEM/Innovation Director, and High Principal. She lives to inspire, motivate, change, and impact student lives by offering them a greater future through the lens of education.
Lacrecia implemented the first Cyber Engineering Academy in Louisiana. Through research and curriculum development she was able to extend her professional studies though this experience. Having implemented Project Based Learning at every level (teacher, administrator, and district), her hope is to bring the knowledge and insight gained through these various educational experiences to the Buck Institute to build upon and share the importance and process of Project Based Learning. Lacrecia has been recognized as Teacher of the Year, Recognized Teacher by Carnegie Learning for participation in a RAND study for showing significant gains, and is a STEM Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership, and is currently pursuing on a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on Administration.
Rochelle is an administrator and motivational speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, K- 5 literacy programs, culturally responsive teaching, alternative education, professional learning and community building. During her 14 years in education, Rochelle has served both traditional elementary and alternative education. In 2016, she took on a role as a literacy coordinator for the district supporting 42 elementary schools and literacy teachers. Rochelle has served in several capacities during her tenure in education such as instructional specialist, elementary principal, Eureka Math Trainer, 21st Century School Facilitator, Arts Integration Specialist and district support specialist.
Rochelle is called to change the lives of educators and students by supporting them through innovative frameworks in education. As an alternative school administrator, Rochelle has been focused on shifting the culture of Minority Students in education. She has coined the phrase, “Change the Culture! Change the Mind!” Rochelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and is pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership
Wanda is a former Teacher, Counselor, Principal, and Senior Director of a Charter School. The total number of years serving in the educational fields listed are 32. She was also afforded the opportunity to serve as a Professional Service Provider, who represented the Texas Education Agency as an External Monitor. Her experience of being an educator has helped children increase their knowledge and become more motivated about attaining their goals. The desire to equip students with the tools to be successful, led her to pursue the position of an education administrator. She worked as a Principal in schools where there were great challenges due to language barriers, gaps in skills, and also worked with students who were classified as talented and gifted, where students had to apply to attend the school. The following are her areas of certification: Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Certifications, Master of Behavioral Studies and a Mid- Management Degree.
Greg, an expert educational research analyst has a great passion for analyzing data related to the performance of educational institutions. As one of the many fields research analysts are active in, Greg's experience in interpreting data and creating reports to aid the decision-making process of companies operating in business, marketing, operations, finance, and many more, including education is second to none. Greg has a Master's Degree in Organizational Management from University of Arizona Global Campus and Bachelor's Degree in Business Leadership from Ashford University. He also has ground-level experience in the classroom, being able to reach children regardless of their grade level or their socio-economic status.
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