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    “Mr Graves’s feedback challenged me to become a more reflective leader. His work with me and my faculty helped to create a better sense of urgency and helped us to become more intentional in our practice for increased student achievement. “

    Jason Harris


    Philadelphia Public Schools

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    “Kenyatta is a highly skilled leader of adult learning. He is a dynamic, knowledgeable, and thoughtful facilitator who is masterful at building trust among adults and giving them candid feedback in order to guide them in their leadership development. He is able to adroitly facilitate conversations among groups of professional adults to push participants’ learning and growth. Kenyatta facilitates conversation and leads participants to think beyond surface answers. He connects with diverse participants as people and is committed to participants’ personal and professional growth as academic and school leaders. Kenyatta leverages his exquisite written and oral communication skills as he designs and delivers content-rich, high-quality, and engaging professional development sessions.”

    Lisa Lazarus

    Regional Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic

    Reading Partners

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    “Mr. Graves’s work provides a clear blueprint of the knowledge, procedures and systems that a school leader must implement during a school year. As a first year principal, I often reflect on the work done with Conscious Vigilance to help move and drive school-based decisions. The practical tools and action plans the organization provides are key to creating an environment conducive to academic success.”

    Michael Moss


    The Walker-Jones Education Campus

    DC Public Schools

  • Paula Muller Dias

    “One of the best staff development sessions we have had at our school.”

    Paula Muller Dias
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    “This is my second in-service with [Conscious Vigilance]. They are AWESOME! In my many years of teaching (I refuse to say how many), Kenyatta is the best presenter I have ever heard! Love him! Hope to hear him again!”

    Maureen Madigan
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    “After working with Kenyatta Dorey Graves I realized that I needed to be more reflective in my approach to school leadership. Conscious Vigilance Education Consulting LLC presented a new way of thinking that challenged my past practices and helped me to leverage teacher talent, deepen my impact on instruction and increase student achievement.”

    Sah Brown,

    Assistant Principal

    District of Columbia Public Schools

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    “Kenyatta’s work in leading a curriculum writing team that developed roadmaps, based on Understanding by Design principles, for the District of Columbia Public Schools was outstanding! He’s a thoughtful educator who knows his subject and drove an incredibly high quality project.”

    Barbara Davidson

    Former President, StandardsWork, Inc.

  • Raymond Braxton

    “I was a principal intern when I met and worked with Conscious Vigilance.  The level of insight and personal reflection I was encouraged to develop really allowed me to deepen my understanding of what it means to be an instructional leader.”

    Raymond Braxton
    Principal – Johnston Square Elementary School
    Baltimore City Schools
  • Kelley Cox

    “The connections made between differentiated instruction and rigor was a valuable tool for the ‘teacher toolbox’ and an invaluable insight for preparing meaningful assignments.”

    Kelley Cox
  • Donald Tombell

    “The presenters are quiet knowledgable and presented the material in a fresh, practical and relevant mannter—great workshop! Time well spent. Their feedback and answers to group questions was wonderful.”

    Donald Tombell
  • Jeffrey Reid

    “This workshop opened my eyes to the need to reassess how I teach. It was one of the best workshops I have ever atteneded. Thank you for your knowledge, intellect, and patience.”

    Jeffrey Reid