R Pierre D Thompson
Co-Founder, Executive Director
Pierre is the co-founding Executive Director of High-Grade Global Learning Center, and a Principal Consultant at High-Grade Education Consultants. A teacher since 1996, Pierre currently specializes in improving student outcome and schools through instruction that is driven by data. He has a master’s degree in TESOL from Touro College in New York City, studied Spanish and educational leadership at the University of the West Indies and Columbia University respectively. When he has down time, Pierre enjoys practicing the violin and listening to music.
Opal Faith Ferron
Co-Founder, Director of K-12 Initiatives
Opal is the co-founding Director of K-12 Initiatives at High Grade Global Learning, and Principal Consultants. Her professional skills include curriculum development, program management, and forging community partnerships. Although her substantial teaching experience, her master’s degree in Public Administration, and specialist degree in Education have established her remarkable journey in the realm of teaching and learning. It is her passion and love for students that make her a phenomenal educator. Opal loves netball and volleyball as well as spending time with friends and family.
Director of Development
Violette is the director of development at High-Grade Global and Math Instruction Specialist at High-Grade Education Consultants. In addition to her responsibility as a teacher-leader. She is Clinical Educator Certified, Micro-Credentialed Certified, has been a member of several textbook adoption committees, and a key player in math curriculum in Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Teaching Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University. Violette has over 18 years at the high and middle school level, and takes pride in pacing math curricula to accommodate learners at all levels. When not thinking about teaching and learning, Violette enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, and loves food and exercise.
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