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Our Speakers


Vanguard Solutions Consulting is a certified Masala Training company. The Masala Training Philosophy is predicated upon the belief that you “take what you have and create what you want.” Our innovative  training experiences for Academics Institutions, Students and Parents are designed to teach you how to artfully blend your current resources “spices” into the combinations that you truly want and need to achieve your mission-critical goals. Masala Training utilizes a dynamic-engagement methodology called Power UP. Vanguard's  POWERed UP (Purpose-Driven , Organizationally-focused, ​Win-win-win based, Engaging & Energizing and Results-Oriented) Training Program featuring our prolific Educational Experts can educate, energize and equip Educators, Administrators, Students and Parents. 


Roxy Hall

Roxy Hall is a certified Masala trainer and provides 'What's Your FLAVA? Personality and Communication System training across the country.

Much of the success of an academic institution depends upon communication. Understanding the FLAVAs of everyone in your educational community will have an instant positive change and improve the overall educational process.


Dr. Chike Akua

Dr. Chike Akua is a leading authority on increasing the achievement of today's students, especially those in some of the most challenging schools and communities.  His book Education for Transformation is a favorite among teachers and leaders and has been endorsed by a number of prominent national educators. 


L. Kobie Da Wiz 

L. Kobie Da Wiz is a Master Teacher and edutainer specializing in serving schools pre-K-8th grade. He is a leading expert on instruction, culture, climate and cultivating relationships. If you are looking to improve your morale, instruction, curriculum or learning environment call on L. Kobie Da Wiz and allow him to add some magic to your world! 


Merlyna Valentine 

Merlyna Valentine is a passionate and accomplished educator dedicated to developing dynamic leadership skills, enhancing employee effectiveness, and inspiring others!  Along with her unique story and a dynamic personality, Merlyna Valentine engages audiences and delivers a powerful message. 


Victor McGlothin 

Victor McGlothin is the author of The Student Formula, an award winning game plan for students to excel in inner-city classrooms.  Designed to narrow the achievement gap, this educational tool addresses deficits between suburban and inner-city schools.


Shawn Hurt

Shawn  Hurt has been a Turnaround Specialist since 2010, and has educated over 4,200 students during his career.  He is currently working on a Data Analysis Model that will help schools increase the average growth in math and reading by 2.0 years, based on the Scantron Testing which is currently used by many school districts


Dr. Elondra D. Napper

Dr. Elondra D. Napper is a North Carolina native born. Ds. Napper has worked as teacher, administrator, instructional coach, consultant, and curriculum developer in North Carolina, Hampton Roads Virginia, Lynchburg, Virginia and Orlando, Florida. She is currently working on additional books and materials that are a part of her Encouraging Champion message. Dr. Napper currently serves as a Middle Grades Science Teacher.


Vincent Taylor 

Vincent Taylor, an educator of 20 years, is the CEO of TriEclipse Publishing. He's a nationally acclaimed educational consultant and author of numerous publications. Mr. Taylor has written five books in his Cornbread children’s book series which developed out of a need to address two voids that he found prevalent in many classrooms: 1) an absence of fictional books with a male protagonist and 2) a lack of multicultural literature.


Jay Veal

Jay Veal is the CEO of INC Tutoring, the #1 African-American owned private tutoring company in DFW serving students of all ages nationwide in STEM and beyond. He is also Founder/CEO of The Jay Veal Brand which is a Dallas-based premier consulting brand that deploys education and business consulting services as well as speaking services (Host, Panelist, Keynote, Workshop Presenter), CMO of INC Beauty (Dallas’ Newest Lifestyle Beauty Brand), and a part of the 2018 Black Enterprise Content Contributor Network. 


Dr. Stephanie R. Pasley

        Dr. Stephanie R. Pasley is recognized and respected as an International Educational Consultant, Author and Publisher of Instructional Curricula, Motivational Speaker and a Certified Fitness Instructor. She has made teaching and motivating young people her life’s work. Dr. Pasley earned a Doctoral Degree in Youth and Child Studies: Specializing in Curriculum Development and Systemic Change; an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership;


Jeremy Anderson

Jeremy Anderson is a leading expert, author, and one of the premier motivational speakers in the educational arena.  Jeremy has made it his life's work to help students and teachers become the best version of themselves. Years ago, Jeremy experienced many challenges such as drug and alcohol abuse and constant failure in school. He was able to transition from that to now being a powerful speaker who inspires and instructs students, teachers, and leaders on how to take their lives to the next level! 


Chief Calloway

Terence M. Calloway currently serves as Florida A&M University's Asst. VP of Safety/Chief of Police. During Calloway's leadership tenure, the department has experienced many advancements: an increase in the number of officers; reduction in crime over the last 3 years; enhanced technology by outfitting each police officer with mobile data terminals to improve communication and response times through updated communications and 9-1-1 equipment. Chief Calloway was instrumental in helping the department ascertain accreditation for the 1st time in its history.


Dr. Andrea Oliver

Dr. Oliver obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Political Communications from The Florida State University, a Master's of Science in Social Science Education, also from Florida State in 1995 and a Doctorate in History. She has a combined 22 years of experience as an educator who has worked in the K12 classroom, youth program administration and at the at the college level Dr. Oliver is an award winning educator who currently teaches history at Tallahasssee Community College. 

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