Passionate About Inspiring Others
Tamika has served in education for over 20 years and her experiences include speech pathologist, general and special educator K-12; as well as campus and district leader. Her leadership of child study teams, professional learning communities and educational committees shaped her philosophy regarding interactive teaming and evidence based decision making. She understands that proficiency in practice and collective action maximizes impact. She established specialized academies focused on bridging classroom teaching strategies with familial support. Therefore, she encourages a wrap-around approach to education which engages resources, as well as services geared toward sustainable progress. She obtained a BS in Speech Pathology from Texas Christian University and a MA in Leadership in Teaching from the University of Notre Dame. She obtained Administrative and Instructional Leadership Development certification from the University of Texas at Arlington and her areas of concentration include special education, literacy and brain based learning. Her national consultancy experience began in 2010, where she utilized her assessment and evaluation experience to coach regional leaders, principals and teachers.
She expanded her consultation across the United Stated and honed her skills in the utilization of data to drive transformational practice. Tamika founded Education Reform Enterprises in 2013 and currently serves as the CEO. Her extensive background in advocacy and customized approaches to accelerating growth, has been developed across rural, urban and suburban school systems. Her proven success as both teacher and mentor in turn-around schools has provided her with extensive experience in systems alignment and change management. Therefore, she strives to obtain equity across communities, by bridging the gap between data and effective educational leadership and practice. Her desire to empower educators governs her service as a professional development facilitator. Her expectation for excellence in education rules her work to align standards, planning and best practices; in order to advance education reform.
She has created a variety of research based resources, to meet diverse client needs. Comprehensive needs assessments ground her ability to ensure data driven alignment of capacity building tools and plan personalized learning opportunities. Tamika’s knowledge of a variety of assessments contributes to her ability to engage stakeholders at deeper levels of understanding; with regard to data collection, analysis and interpretation. Regardless of the chosen instrument, she can readily apply multiple points of data to establish goals and objectives for individualized students, to school and district-wide improvement plans. She holds a firm belief that armed with a growth mindset, the right data, strategic plan and innovative response; anything is possible. Her dexterity across content areas, grade levels and state standards, including Common Core, has increased her readiness to assist with refinement of best practices. She has engaged in establishing model classrooms and has provided demonstration lessons in varied learning environments. She maintains the mindset of a continuous learner and approaches each endeavor with optimism and integrity. With a spirit of servant leadership, tireless work ethic and no excuses thinking, Tamika is determined to transform education.