About CREED Strategies
Creed Strategies is a consulting team with diverse experts serving school districts, non-profits, government agencies, private entities, and philanthropy. Creed is dedicated to enhancing social transformation through an education, social justice, and racial equity approach to development, collaboration, and capacity building. Specializing in education, community development, collective impact, strategic planning, and grant preparation, Creed works with our partners to identify and develop sustainable equity-driven strategies to systemic problems.
Creed is a strategic partner. Culturally Responsive Education Equity Design (CREED), our transformation framework, is designed to support the development of collaborative, strength-based, and culturally responsive learning environments that optimize student learning and student achievement in schools and districts. CREED empowers our collaborative partners to create exemplary environments for learning, committed family and community partnerships, and outstanding student outcomes. This framework is also utilized to design collective impact strategies in other sectors and areas of need.
The Creed community of nationally recognized expert educators provides technical assistance and rigorous learning opportunities that transform beliefs, practices, and structures with the higher goal of transformed learning outcomes and life experiences for children and youth. Our team brings a variety of expertise to our work including research, equity, and root-cause analysis, gifted education, culturally responsive education, cognition and learning, systems thinking, culture and climate, and Common Core Content Standards (CCCS). Our consultants have been teachers, principals, district and non-profit leaders, and researchers.
Meet Our Leaders
Lauren Wells, Ph.D.
Lauren Wells, Ph.D. is an educator, researcher, and community organizer whose work centers on comprehensive, systemic, culturally responsive, and collaborative approaches to change in schools and communities.
Founder and President
Clifton J. Thompson, III
Clifton J. Thompson, III has been an educator for 23 years with 9 years as a classroom teacher and 14 as a school administrator.