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Just schools collaborative, LLC

Let’s Make Schools Better, Together

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Our why

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We're here to help leaders envision and enact changes that will grow educational justice for all students and families.




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Who we are:

Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown has been a public school educator since 1993. She began her career in New York City, as a co-founder of small, innovative high schools, then worked as a teacher, academic dean, assistant principal, and principal for Seattle Public Schools for decades. She spent 18 years working at Cleveland High School, a school whose transformational positive changes have been acknowledged by many, including the Seattle School Board, OSPI, the Center for Educational Effectiveness, Governor Inslee, the National Education Association, and most importantly, the students and families Cleveland serves.


Catherine has presented at local, state, and national conferences about school leadership, and was a 2012 recipient of the UCEA's Educational Leadership Award. In addition to her work as Principal/Founder of Just Schools Collaborative, LLC, Catherine is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Policy at the University of Washington.


Her areas of expertise include: amplifying student and family voice and power in school governance; designing school structures (schedules, budgets, etc.) that center racial and educational justice; implementing schoolwide, ubiquitous restorative practices; supporting project-based learning; recruiting and retaining educators of color; co-designing community learning walks involving youth, families, staff, and community partners.




Dr. Dedy Fauntleroy

Who we are:

Dr. Dedy Fauntleroy, affectionately known as Dr. Dedy (she/her) is currently an educational consultant with the Just Schools Collaborative and Dr. Dedy Consulting. Her school leadership experience includes: principal of Northgate Elementary, John Stanford Elementary, Loyal Heights Elementary and planning principal of Cedar Park Elementary in the Seattle Public Schools. In addition, she served as co-president of the Principal Association of Seattle Schools and in various leadership capacities at the Association of WA School Principals, on the Board of the Association of WA Student Leaders, and with the WA Office of Superintendent of Instruction regarding education during the COVID crisis.


Before becoming a building leader, Dr. Dedy taught grades 2nd-8th and was an instructional coach. On the national stage, she was a consultant for the Council of Great City Schools, a guest consultant to the Secretary of Education, and Senator Patty Murray.


Dr. Dedy is an alumnae of Smith College, earned her Master of Education from the University of La Verne, principal certificate from the University of WA Danforth Educational Leadership Program, and her Doctorate of Education from the University of WA Leadership for Learning program.


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What we do

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LISTEN

LEARN

ASSESS

REFLECT

COLLABORATE

ANALYZE

PLAN

ACT

FACILITATE

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What we do

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Examples of our work:


  • Coaching individual school leaders
  • Supporting strong communication and collaboration for administrative teams
  • Consulting and co-facilitating with educators on a schoolwide project or initiative
  • Co-designing a process or event with leaders, educators, students, and/or families
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What clients are saying:

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Just Schools provides a highly collaborative service that encourages leaders to “ lead with who they are.” Honesty, integrity, confidentiality, and equity-focused mentorship are evident during every session. Catherine is a phenomenal instructional leader who listens to her clients' needs and helps them prioritize their leadership focus. Catherine is an invaluable thought partner and an absolute joy to partner with.

--High School Principal

Catherine is a values-driven educator, leader, and coach who actively listens, really collaborates with her clients, and uses different coaching strategies to meet her clients where they are and empower them in their leadership/contexts. I highly recommend working with Catherine and her team!

--Secondary Assistant Principal

Our experience with Just Schools Collaborative has included equity focused reflection, goal setting, problem solving with short and long term action steps to support our school's professional learning communities (PLCs). Catherine . . . [is] continually refocusing on equitable student growth as our primary goal.

I appreciated how insightful Catherine is at helping me with the social-emotional and mental demands of my work and helping me problem solve in areas that I need help with.

--Secondary Assistant Principal

--Secondary Assistant Principal

Workshop feedback:

  • Thank you for giving us time for reflection and connection. You all were authentic and personable.


  • A well planned PD!


  • This was great!


  • 92% of participants indicated they would choose to attend a workshop with us again
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Thought Partner

Up to three 1 hour sessions

Our Services

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Critical Friend

Up to ten 1 hour sessions

Co-Design/Facilitate

We support your team through a process

$500

$1500

Contract developed

Districts/agencies we’ve worked with:

Edmonds School District, Seattle Public Schools, Tukwila School District, Cheney Public Schools, Renton School District, AWSP Mentor Program, City of Seattle, University of Washington