Deonna Smith Consulting

Education Can’t Save Us, We Have to Save Education
-Dr. Bettina Love

Our Services

Sounding Board &
“Pick My Brain”

Young Teacher

Workshops & Professional Development

Public Speaker

DEI Strategic 
Planning

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Executive
Coaching

Professional Smiling Woman

Our Partners

 Charleston Unified
School District

University of California - San Francisco

Meet Deonna Smith

Deonna is a doctoral candidate, advocate for educational justice, teacher and abolitionist. Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Deonna grew up navigating a system that was built to suppress and marginalize Black and Brown kids.
Deonna’s passion for justice began early, as the only student of color in most places, and a first generation college student, Deonna experienced firsthand the corrosive nature of systemic racism. Deonna uses her experience, expertise, and passion to support teachers and advocates in their journey. 

Our Mission

Deonna Smith Consulting is a consulting firm based in Los Angeles, that is Ideal for groups that are ready to explore a specific topics like anti-racist teaching or other asset pedagogies. Our customized professional development services include workshops/trainings, coaching, and strategic planning.

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Our Approach

We are hands-on and unapologetically optimistic. We believe that this work can be accessible and exciting for everyone, we don’t leave anyone behind. Our partners represent all different levels of familiarity with the work, and we are confident that we can meet their variety of needs. We also know that the work takes work. There are no quick fixes or one-hit wonders. Despite the challenges, we are relentless in our pursuit of educational justice. 

Ready to do the work?

EdJG or the Educational Justice Working Group, is an online community of teachers and advocates for social justice. Members have access to teaching resources and materials to learn more about educational justice and allyship. In addition to the resources and the community, members are also part of the EdJG book club. Each book is related to educational justice and after reading the text we work through takeaways and action plan for how we can implement the learning from the book. 

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Testimonials 

Wonderful! Really helpful in helping me recommit to this work and made it seem less overwhelming, as now I have a plan and a few goals to do in the next week, month, and school year. Thank you for your work, Deonna!

Charlene G.

I am so grateful to Deonna for her time, energy, and expertise. I felt really honored to have the opportunity to learn from her. amazing. Thank you.

Aimee B.

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