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Founder and President

Sandra is an accomplished educator, communications coach, and the founder of Nspire Classroom Solutions.  Her reputation of delivering engaging and motivating lessons that empower students earned her the Southfield Public Schools Teacher of the Year award and Oakland County Teacher of the Year Nomination. Maximizing individual performance, developing students’ interest in writing and communications, and instilling a sense of self-worth in students is her passion.

Sandra has created, produced and directed one of the most recognized educational programs, Celebrating the Voices of Today’s Leaders.  This program is a platform for students to showcase their writing and communication skills. They master how to speak powerfully with confidence and clarity, as they draw upon their life experiences and perspectives.  Through participating in this innovative program, students discover more about themselves and the world around them. She was honored as being an education innovator by the 50 Black Women Over Fifty Organization. 

Sandra Shackelford

Founder & President


My educational philosophy is rooted in creating learning experiences that are relevant, motivating and even transformative for students. “I would rather build a child than repair an adult.” Maya Angelou


28 years of experience as an educator. Areas of expertise are Communications, Public Speaking, English, and

Classroom Management.


Undefeated oratorical coaching record of middle and high school students at the state, district, and regional level.


T- 248.790.4867




We believe all students can embrace who they are,
define their future, and change the world.

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