meet the founder
As Assistant Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Danielson Group, Dr. Akinyele can be seen leading the organization’s equity and inclusion program development and services.
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.
Earned her Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center and certificate in Organizational Development and Change Leadership from Georgetown University
Honored to be the keynote speaker at the Danielson National Conference in 2018
Presented with the Community Leader Award from Bushwick Community High School
Won the Partnership Appreciation Award for excellent transformation in schools from Brooklyn North
Featured publication in Teaching Black History in Schools book
Plenary Speaker on Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Arts at the National Art Gallery
since working with Agiri Learning Consultants. My teachers have benefitted from their instructional coaching and curriculum development sessions.
Celeste Douglas, Principal, Ron Brown Academy
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.