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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."

Malcolm X



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. 


Curriculum Writing

Need help developing your educational program? GEMS Consulting LLC will provide a customized curriculum tailored for your program’s vision and goals. 


Online Workshops

GEMS Consulting LLC offers personalized workshops to meet your needs. 



We provide high-quality mentoring and instructional coaching practices both virtually and onsite.

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