Keary Wayne Saffold M.Ed. of Saffold Consulting Inc. is another honoree for the June First Friday event. With over 14 years of experience working with teachers, providers, parents and children in a variety of educational and community settings, he says, “[I] have taken critical learnings over the years along with research based curricula and designed culturally relevant sessions to expand the skills of youth and families, while also addressing systemic barriers within our schools.”
Saffold holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. He currently works as an Engagement Manager with Northside Achievement Zone. In 2006, he began professional consulting because, “I saw a need to think outside the box and start focused initiatives that could have a bigger impact on marginalized communities directly.”, he told First Friday Twin Cities.
He plans to do this through customized small groups, workshops, parent education and professional development opportunities. With his education and hard work, Saffold says, I have found a niche that allows me to form supportive partnerships and implement customized curricula that resolves problems and get results!” With Saffold Consulting, he continues to extend unique opportunities to schools and organizations to address systemic barriers that perpetuate the Achievement Gap