Training and Education Consultant
With vast experiences in both the classroom and psychological field, Marcus Bailey has dedicated his efforts to providing quality education to all students. He is a decorated K-12 instructor, former mental health practitioner, and student advocate whose goal is to “educate both the heart and minds of children,” which he believes is essential to his personal mission as an educational leader.
Marcus has received multiple honors including being chosen as teacher of the year, being acknowledged throughout his network for inspirational efforts, and numerous commendations of distinction for outstanding teaching and leadership. He has over 11 years of experience fostering student and family success through work in school psychology, classroom instruction, and student-centered interventions. Marcus most recently works with the KIPP DC organization where he is a part of the instructional leadership and curriculum planning team for one of its charter schools in the Benning Ridge neighborhood of Southeast Washington, DC. In this capacity Marcus is able to deliver instructional feedback to teachers as it relates to implementation strategies to improve their pedagogical practice.
Marcus’ focus is primarily targeted in urban and culturally diverse schools where he collaborates on various levels in the school community ranging from administrative teams to families collecting, analyzing, and using data to guide school-based decisions that improve student achievement. His work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice while investing and proactively addressing the social-emotional needs of marginalized black and brown children. His pedagogy has been motivated by the relationships he has with students, parents, and faculty and staff communities. As an educator, Marcus believes that it is his responsibility to maintain and strengthen the necessary conditions that allow students and faculty to be highly engaged in teaching, learning, and growing in their academic study.
Marcus has earned his B.A. in Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and an M.Ed. in School Psychology and Counseling services from Howard University. He is currently pursuing a second masters from The Johns Hopkins University in Educational Leadership and Administration.