Last year, I had the enormous pleasure of meeting a niece that, get this, I never knew I had! Fully blossomed into a lovely young lady, wife, mother and educational leader in metro-Atlanta, Shatavia Elder has become a highly motivating force in my personal and philanthropic life.
Shatavia Elder is an educator by trade and heart. She holds a B.S. in Political Science and a M.Ed. in Curriculum Instruction. For the past 8 years, she has worked as an educator and change agent to improve the overall goal and mission within several metro-Atlanta school systems. Shatavia currently facilitates training sessions and professional development for teachers across the country. In addition to her role as an education consultant, she currently serves as a mentor, motivational speaker, sponsor, model teacher and adviser for several youth organizations within her community.
Shatavia’s love for the youth and her creative approach to learning has awarded her many accolades throughout her career. In 2009, she was rewarded Teacher of the Year and later went on to receive the prestigious educational honor of Overall DeKalb County Middle School Teacher of the Year. As a result of her honors, Shatavia was chosen as the co-chair of the Teacher Advisory Steering Committee, working very closely with the school superintendent and was also recognized by Georgia’s Governor and Secretary of State as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen.
On top of being an exceptional educator, Shatavia also manages a tutoring service she founded in 2009. Logical Learners Educational Services provides affordable tutoring for children grades K-8 in all subjects as well as CRCT & SSAT preparation. After only three successful years, her services have helped a great deal of students improve their grades, boost test scores, learn effective study habits, and even gain entrance into prestigious private academies.
An Atlanta native, she has over a decade of experience and training working with the ‘at-risk youth’. Her message to the youth is simple: “You will become what you believe you are!” Shatavia’s belief in this powerful principle encourages her daily to give her students a clear sense of hope and purpose.
The CEO Pundit™: What inspires you?
Shatavia: Giving and doing for others…transforming our youth, which leads to global change.
The CEO Pundit™: Who inspires you?
Shatavia: Oprah Winfrey…she overcame such adversity in life, and when she founded her school, she faced even more scrutiny. However, she still prevailed. But most importantly, the young ladies she is serving are achieving a great amount of success.
Dr. Myles Munroe…because of the vision and purpose he helps people see in themselves; he uses his gifts to impact the world.
Ron Clark…I love his innovative approach to educating young people and his out of the box thinking.
The CEO Pundit™: What is your legacy?
Shatavia: To be known as a humanitarian…on my headstone, I would like for it to say she gave of herself completely. I want to leave this earth empty…I want to deposit everything I have into others.
Can you see why she is so amazing to me? Cheers, my lovely Shatavia.
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