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MEET DR. SHARLA & DR. TONI

Dr. Sharla Horton-Williams is a 20-year educator and leader with a passion for equity and social justice. She has served as a teacher, teacher leader, assistant principal, and principal in private, public charter, and traditional public schools. She also has extensive non-profit experience. Sharla earned a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education from Lamar University, and a Doctor of Education from Texas A&M University where she researched the school leader's role in educational equity. She is a mom of 3, a dog mom of two, and lover of tacos, travel, Target and coffee. 

 

"I am on a mission to achieve a socially and racially just society and to ensure that every student of color has culturally literate and highly competent teachers and leaders who are equipped and committed to equity and excellence. Our kids deserve it! Our world needs it."

- Sharla

Dr. Toni Harrison-Kelly is a fifteen-year teaching veteran, having taught science, technology, engineering and mathematics at both the elementary and secondary levels. Toni is also an education consultant, having worked with a variety of community partners, including KERA, the Dallas-area PBS affiliate, and Southern Methodist University. She is also a highly-rated presenter, having trained nearly 1,500 parents and educators to date at local, state and national conferences.  Toni earned a Bachelor of Science from University of North Texas, a Master of Education in Educational Technology-Leadership from Texas A&M-Commerce, and a Doctor of Education from Texas A&M University where she researched using gamification to achieve equitable student engagement in the middle school classroom.

 

"My goal in this work is to help teachers give students what I didn't have - an education that centered and valued all of me, one where I felt connected and represented in every part of my educational experience!"

- Toni