Growing Educational Minds for Success
Meet the Founder
Reared in a family of educators from Gulfport, Mississippi, Dr. Thea H. Williams-Black is a life-long learner who is passionate about education and the impact a quality education has on all children. As former Dean and Professor of Education at her alma mater, Tougaloo College, Thea had the opportunity to grow the minds of pre-service teachers, providing them with research-based strategies, skills, and techniques to utilize in our ever-changing classrooms.
Thea received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Tougaloo College and a Master of Education in Elementary Education and Gifted Education from William Carey University.
After teaching several years in the K-6 classroom, Thea returned to school full-time to obtain a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction- Literacy Education from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for today."
On-Site and Virtual
Professional Development Trainings
GEMS Consulting LLC offers a variety of research-informed professional development workshops with the latest tools and techniques to support educators, enhance instruction, and increase leadership skills. Below are just a few of the professional development sessions that GEMS has offered. All sessions are tailored to the needs of the client.