meet the founder

Dr. Maria Akinyele

For the past fifteen years, as a Professional-Growth Implementation Strategist and Education Designer, Dr. Akinyele draws upon her expertise in emotional intelligence, adult development, cultural and racial equity to help schools and organizations create empowering communities of people. She enjoys and specializes in leadership development and professional learning design to create organizations where every person feels seen, valued, and heard in their collective pursuit of organizational excellence.

Dr. Maria's Professional History

Dr. Maria Akinyele served as professor at Teacher’s College Summer Principals Academy for four years, where she taught emerging leaders how to master the principles of adult learning and social justice to create people-centered learning environments for all. In addition to her heartfelt pursuits, Dr. Akinyele is currently a certified Emotional Intelligence Assessor at 6seconds.org.

Dr. Maria Akinyele Accomplishments

University Education
University Education

Earned her Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center and certificate in Organizational Development and Change Leadership from Georgetown University

Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker

Honored to be the keynote speaker at the Danielson National Conference in 2018

Award Recipient
Award Recipient

Presented with the Community Leader Award from Bushwick Community High School

Award Winner
Award Winner

Won the Partnership Appreciation Award for excellent transformation in schools from Brooklyn North

Featured Publication
Featured Publication

Featured publication in Teaching Black History in Schools book

Event Speaker
Event Speaker

Plenary Speaker on Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Arts at the National Art Gallery

I’ve grown as an instructional leader

since working with Agiri Learning Consultants. My teachers have benefitted from their instructional coaching and curriculum development sessions.

Celeste Douglas, Principal, Ron Brown Academy

Would you like to hire Dr. maria Akinyele for your next Workshop or Keynote?

Dr. Maria Akinyele is available for workshops and speaking engagements. Some areas which she specialize in include: Diversity equity and inclusion workshops and trainings. Maria also helps leaders train teachers how to be more culturally responsive. Maria also help with how to cultivate a true learning community.

Best time to contact?

free

Powerful
Resources

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