About

Our mission is simple...to help ALL students achieve at their highest potential. We believe that all students have a right to access a high-quality, challenging, yet supportive, education. We accomplish this by identifying students' areas of strength and challenge, and crafting recommendations, resources, and supports to help them take their learning to new heights.

Meet the Team

We are a team of educational specialists and educational psychologists dedicated to supporting educational achievement and progress

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KANDACE FORRESTER, PHD, LEP

FOUNDER & CEO

Dr. Kandace Forrester is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (#3818) and educational consultant. She has served in the field of education for over 15 years in a variety of capacities, including as a school psychologist, school administrator, technical assistance facilitator, educational coach, professional development trainer, and charter school board member.

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WALE FORRESTER, MPA

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Forrester leads several community partnerships with local school districts and other non-profit entities to promote career exploration, entrepreneurship, and character development. Mr. Forrester is an avid reader, committed business professional, and dedicated mentor with unique experiences and expertise in the non-profit and private sectors.

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CHRISTY YATES, MS,NCSP,LEP

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST

In California, Christy is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (#3277), a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a credentialed School Psychologist.  Christy has over 12 years experience working with students in settings from Preschool through age 22.  In addition to her experience as a school psychologist, Christy taught Special Education in K-12 environments as both a Resource Support Program Teacher and a Special Day Class Teacher.  Christy is also a Love & Logic Parent Trainer and has conducted Project Parent trainings.

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CARMEN PERKINS, MBA

CONSULTANT

Carmen Perkins is a speaker, DEI facilitator and workshop leader dedicated to helping leaders embrace, value and operationalize diversity and inclusion. Carmen provides trainings and professional development for K-12 school districts, nonprofits, businesses, colleges, and universities. She is a member of the Bay Area Diversity Council, is a CTE Advisory Board member for a K-12 School District, and as sits of the board of the Restorative Schools Vision Project.

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KIMBERLY SEYFORD, MA

TEACHING SPECIALIST

Kimberly Seyford is a secondary public school teacher who earned an English teaching credential at University of California, Davis and an Education Specialist credential with an added Autism Authorization at Brandman University. She has 13 years of experience in the classroom teaching both general education and special education and managing a caseload of special education students categorized as Emotionally Disturbed or diagnosed with Autism. Her areas of expertise include devising academic accommodations and modifications for students in both special education and mainstreamed classes; creating and implementing behavior intervention plans for students with social and behavioral challenges; and establishing appropriate IEP goals to support student’s social, behavioral, academic, and emotional needs.

DUSTIN BINDREIFF, ED.D

BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST

Dr. Dustin Bindreiff has spent nearly 20 years serving as a mentor, educator, and administer.  Dr. Bindreiff is  committed to creating educational opportunities for all students.  In addition to being a teacher, he has served as a SELPA Coordinator and a PBIS Coordinator.  His leadership in working with schools and partnering with staff supported the transformation of systems driven on compliance to those engaged in attaining successful instructional outcomes for all students.  Dr. Bindreiff has participated in a number of Equity and Special Education Improvement teams for over a dozen school districts.