Consulting with Gloria
The word “consult” derives from the word, “council,” harkening back to the word, “huddle,” according to Joseph Shipley’s Dictionary of Word Origins.
“Huddle” describes my consulting to a T. Yes, I will offer suggestions, provide current research, suggest innovative design elements, and if you like, even write new curricula. But whatever I do, I rely on our huddle to co-create the outcomes together.
I work with schools and organizations that dream big and seek systems solutions for dynamic growth. I like a good challenge. For instance, Seattle’s Head Start Program wanted a media literacy curriculum for very young children, ages 2-4, but wasn’t sure it was possible. No problem. I wrote the first such program in the nation.
On other fronts: I spent a year designing a platform for Washington Association for the Education of Young Children that enabled state-wide training for 500 early childhood educators. I assisted a health agency to develop a more comprehensive approach for supporting at-risk teens.
Over the years, I have helped to create effective parenting programs, technology policies, and teacher training and coaching programs.
Recently, I enjoy helping schools and organizations implement plans for actualizing Appreciative Inquiry and Living Systems principles for positive changes.
Let’s talk to see if I am a right fit for your huddle.
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“Working with Gloria DeGaetano was an exciting adventure. I’ve been impressed with the materials, the content, and the reactions to those who’ve participated in the first classes.”
Dr. Lisa Bjork, Former Director, Continuing Education Programs, Seattle Pacific University
“Our staff has benefited from Gloria’s insightful ideas. Everyone has a better understanding for the behavior we have recently seen in children and now have tools to provide guidance to parents…Gloria bases her information on research and is extremely knowledgeable regarding the impact of media on learning. In addition, she is practical, realistic, fun to listen to, and has wonderful suggestions for both parents and teachers to help make children’s schooling a success.”Patricia Johnson Principal, Chase Lake Elementary, Edmonds, WA
“Gloria’s creative ideas were a significant gift to our collective future.”
Michael Eichman, Director Yamhill County Head Start, McMinnville, OR