Salandra received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2006. She received her Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Urban Education from Texas A&M University in 2019. Salandra has a decade of experience in the elementary classroom and her experiences as a student, an educator, and a parent have helped shaped her approaches in helping educators create high-quality, caring, positive, and equitable school experiences for EVERY student.
Conscious Education learning experiences focus on helping educators understand that culture is central in creating learning environments that foster the achievement of diverse learners (Gay, 2010). The goal of every workshop is to provide teachers with essential knowledge of the connections between culturally responsive teaching and the academic achievement of diverse students which create pathways that close achievement gaps and enable success for every student, every day. By increasing teacher knowledge and understanding about the histories, perspectives, values, and beliefs of the diverse students in their schools, teachers can begin to create more equitable learning environments and build more authentic and caring relationships with their diverse students. Conscious Education Consulting is dedicated to working together with teachers and schools to address the issues our diverse students face and create more equitable pathways towards increased student success.
“It doesn’t matter how many math, reading, or writing strategies teachers have; if we don’t know who our students are culturally, historically, or individually, we can’t teach them.”
-Salandra Grice, M.Ed.
Salandra Grice, M.Ed. is an educator, author, and founder of Conscious Education Consulting, LLC.