ABOUT US

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Our mission is to support educators interested in turning their expertise into a profit by supplying the network and resources necessary to craft their identity and share their unique wisdom with other teachers, schools, districts, and organizations. We can't wait to learn more about you and what you have to offer the world!

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Sebrina A. Lindsay-Law, Ed.D. who is an educator in Virginia Beach from Edjacent writing on paper
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WHO WE ARE

Edjacent is a design collaborative of educators who believe in designing their own legacy.

One size does not fit all, so whether you're an educator ready to turn your expertise into a profit or an educational organization interested in professional development, we offer a range of services and resources curated by a diverse network of self-authoring educators to target your specific goals and needs.

Sebrina A. Lindsay-Law, Ed.D. who is an educator in Virginia Beach from Edjacent
Katie Niehoff who is an educator in Virginia Beach from the Edjacent team
Jaime Lara Shannon who is an educator in Virginia Beach from the Edjacent team
Doug Wren who is an educator in Virginia Beach from the Edjacent team
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OUR VISION

Creating the adjacent possible for education.

"The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself.”

 – Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From


This theory posits that innovation comes from systems that develop NEXT TO traditional systems, forcing change when the system itself is not interested in changing. Our vision is to create the adjacent possible for education.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the root of who we are and serve as the foundation of the Edjacent Design Collaborative.

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Authenticity

Everyone deserves to show up as their full self in our space.

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Belonging

Everyone deserves to feel a sense of welcome and safety in our space.

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Growth

Everyone deserves to evolve and floruish in our space.

MEET THE TEAM

Our Designers

Want to learn more about the Edjacent team? Click the photos below to open each Designer's individual profile.

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Meghan Raftery

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Host, Co-creator of the Edjacent member curriculum, Hope coach, Champion of self-authorship, Designer recruitment, Member cultivation, Bespoke career planning, Connector, Idea elevator.