Our Cause

Keeping passionate people in passionate careers.

Our Values

We communicate value.
We elevate expertise.
We create connection.

Our Work

Increasing the retention rate of special educators.

Who Are We?

We are the students.

We are the researchers.

We are the teachers.

We are the administrators.


Creatively Focused made my first year as a special education teacher easier and more manageable. I can truly say that I felt supported and I now feel *somewhat* of an expert! :-)...I honestly feel that this experience has made me a better educator and I have a new skill set (that was supported by Creatively Focused) that I wouldn't have been able to gain otherwise."

– Erika Hansen, First Year Special 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

I asked (and continue to ask!) a lot of questions, and made a few mistakes, and consistently receive extraordinary support from both my school team and the Creatively Focused team. I love my colleagues, cohort, scholars -- love my job!

– Maggie Greene, Special Education Teacher at Prodeo Academy

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

Creatively Focused SEL Curriculum, Trainings and PD, I’m a lifelong learner!

– Kristy Ford, Special Education Teacher at TESFA International School

I place high value on the relationship with Creatively Focused and high appreciation on the work experience I have shared with all members of the Creatively Focused team.

– Ted Anderson, Former Executive Director at Twin Cities German Immersion School

Creatively Focused is proud to be an alumn 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.