About Us

Rona Frederick, PhD has been an educator for over 25 years. She has written over a dozen articles on culturally responsive teaching, and best practice for children of African descent. She has been the co-founder of both a charter school and a Saturday School.   She  currently works as coach for teachers and principals  supporting their efforts to foster culturally affirming spaces for their culturally and academically diverse children.  For the past 14 years she has been a professor at The Catholic University of America. Rona received a BA in Psychology from Hampton University, a MA in Africana Studies from Cornell University and a PhD from University of Maryland, College Park in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.

The Five Pillars 

  1. We believe that knowledge of oneself starts at home  
  2. We believe that our understandings of ourselves does not begin with the enslavement of African people.  
  3. We believe in fostering a love of oneself and one’s community   
  4. We believe in countering negative and inappropriate images and imaging with re-presentation of who we are…beautiful, brilliant people of African descent.
  5. We believe that as parents we can provide the tools to support our children in determining who they are and who they want to be. 

Speaking Engagements

I will be giving a talk entitled, Navigating Schools 101: A Guide for African American Parents at the Black Student Fund Fair located at the Convention Center  on September 30.  I would love to see you! 

All of the Independent Schools in the DMV will be represented. 

Consulting and Speaking Engagements

Please contact our team directly for speaking engagements, achievement testing and/or consulting opportunities at 202.258.4102.

Contact Us



(202) 258-4102


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