Empowering. Innovative. Learning.
Every special educator will feel like an expert, understand their value and know they are not alone in the work they do.
Through our work, the retention rates of special education teachers will increase. As a result, more people will continue their passionate work of teaching our most vulnerable students and student success will soar.
We will empower special educators with intentional strategies, skills and tools to do the meaningful and critical work of improving student outcomes.
Meet the Team
We are the students.
We are the researchers.
We are the teachers.
We are the administrators.
Creatively Focused was a critical part of our success as a first year school. The support we received far exceeded expectations. Creatively Focused consistently responded to our needs as if we were their top priority and their level of competence in navigating difficult situations is impressive. They worked seamlessly with our staff to provide outstanding support and provided an extensive network of quality providers. I can't say enough good things about Creatively Focused and the commitment they made to support our school.
– Claud Allaire, Executive Director of FIT Academy
I am grateful we have a connection to such a strong organization this year to advocate for our more vulnerable students.
– Saint Paul City School, General Education Teacher
I have been to SPED trainings for over 10 years as a general education teacher and this is the first training where I felt I will be included as part of the team to make sure what is happening in the classroom is reasonable for what the child can do!
– FIT Academy, General Education Teacher
The support that I receive daily is so helpful. I’ve learned that being a paraprofessional is more than just being there to support the student, but also caring for and understanding each student’s individual state of mind.”
– Yolanda Valle, Lead Paraprofessional at Twin Cities Academy
Creatively Focused has guided the special education department at Twin Cities Academy to support students better by thinking creatively and proactively. Our director has pushed us to use our brains, resources, and hearts to be better for our students and their families. I feel empowered as an educator to work alongside Creatively Focused because I feel I am valued and can make a difference.
– Jackie Morrison, SPED Teacher at Twin Cities Academy
Creatively Focused is exactly the type of knowledgeable, responsive organization that every school deserves as a partner to ensure that the needs of all students are met and exceeded. After a single year of working with CF, our Special Education program is in better shape than ever before. CF employs a thorough, systematic approach to engaging the complexities of special education. They understand the improvement process and are ready partners in this most important work of building schools that work for all kids. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
– Justin Tiarks, Principal of Saint Paul City School
Creatively Focused is proud to be a selected participant of Lunar Startups, a St. Paul-based incubator dedicated to providing equitable opportunities for entrepreneurs. We join an elite community of local founders who are improving the world through entrepreneurship.