Elevation Educational Consulting Group is a minority woman-owned company based in the Maryland Metropolitan area with national and international reach.
Our mission is to elevate the effectiveness of educators, workforce professionals, and organizations in the field of education. EECG devotes its energy to passionately supporting organizations of all sizes through customized supports and strength-based practices.
Our founder, Daquanna Harrison, MA Psy is an alumna of Howard, American, and Duke Universities and a graduate of the Education Policy Fellowship Program from the Institute for Educational Leadership. She is an honoree of the Forty Under 40 award for Excellence in Education by PGCSIF. Her areas of expertise include evaluating and creating curriculum and learning tools; developing, implementing, and managing educational programs; and leadership development that will further the mission of quality education and learning for all. She had a vision of bringing talented experts from numerous fields together under one umbrella. She believes that this 'cross pollination' of ideas, skills, knowledge and expertise expands our ability to strengthen systems and lift people. Through Elevation Educational Consulting Group this belief is a reality.
EECG is structured in consulting teams. Consultants support all aspects of projects within their realm and have the ability to support projects of interest within other consulting teams.
EECG is structured to bring together consultants with many skillsets to provide its clients with products and services that fit their unique needs. We are educators, administrators, businesspersons, lawyers, and psychologists who have “on the ground” experience and years of training and knowledge.
Leigh Bond is a social justice advocate, educator and lawyer. Leigh continually seeks out opportunities to be instrumental in systemic change through community education. Leigh is a curriculum designer with a focus on social justice content and literacy skills, and a facilitator in leadership development. She is the founder of DreamLeigh.
Tirrany Thurmond is the founder and principal consultant for Idaltu Counseling & Consulting, an educational consulting firm dedicated to fusing the healing practices of mental health counseling with social justice advocacy and anti-racist education. Her areas of expertise are building cultural proficiency in practitioners, strengthening inclusive leadership, and diversity auditing. She's a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a Safe Zone facilitator, and currently serves as a college administrator with an expertise in equity and inclusion.
Stephanie Durr is a higher education administrator, equity educator and project manager with a solid history of achievement on both college and university campuses, small minority businesses and consulting firms. Her vast consultancies and experience consists of managing a strong portfolio of clients, special interest groups and co-curricular programs that foster inclusion, community engagement, self-exploration, and encourage open discourse on race, power, and privilege. Her work comprises, but is not limited to, building processes that assist consulting firms coordinate across client projects and internal initiatives for continued growth, training and development, and assessment. She is also a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
John-Ubong is a leading project management consultant with a background in higher education and non-profit administration. He has over 10 years of cross-sector leadership experience launching high-impact programs, building resourceful organizational systems, and leveraging strategic partnerships. His expertise includes managing diverse teams in optimizing program services to targeted stakeholders.
Cassandra N. Vincent is passionate about supporting high school students and recent high school graduates choose the best career paths. This passion comes from personal experience as a first generation college graduate in her family. Cassandra has interests in supporting programs that prepare learners with a strong footing whether they choose the path of college or career training as their next step. Cassandra is well adapted to working with diverse audiences and learners in a support or facilitator roles.
Sadé Young is adult learning educator that uses her expertise in program management and career development to close the opportunity divide for youth and adults. Sadé is passionate, practical, and aware of how her presence as a young black woman influences her work and always ensures that the voice of the disempowered are heard and elevated. Sadé is also a workshop facilitator, public speaker, and consultant that is skilled in mobilizing, engaging, and inspiring people to perform mission driven work.
Andrea Chichester’s experience as an educator has taken her from the classrooms of the District of Columbia’s Public School System as a 5th grade teacher to the units of the District’s Central Detention Center as a GED Administrator and instructor with instructional and consulting stops in between. The bulk of her instructional experience has been gained outside
of traditional educational environments, and she excels in the areas of program design, administration, and coordination. Andrea is a graduate of Howard University with over 15 years in the field of education.
Dana is a 5th generation educator with 15+ years of experience within formal and informal education environments. She currently produces the children's multimedia program, Ayanna's Place! Her focus includes early learning and arts integration. Dana holds a BFA in Theatre Education from Howard University and an EdM in Arts in Education from Harvard University.
Phone: (301) 799-5281
NAICS: Professional and Management Development-611430
Ed Support Services-611710
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