Follow the Money
What is Edyoucan Consulting Inc.?
On Sept. 30, 2020, Tonya Claiborne registered a business, Edyoucan Consulting Inc., based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, with the Connecticut Secretary of State. The business was registered as providing “educational services” and “educational support services.”
On Jan. 21, 2021, working as a consultant for Berlin Public Schools in Connecticut, Claiborne delivered a presentation to the school district, using content from controversial consultant Glenn Singleton’s “Courageous Conversation” model, sold by Pacific Education Group.
What K-12 work has Edyoucan Consulting Inc. done?
Berlin Public Schools
At a Jan. 21, 2021, meeting, Tonya Claiborne, a “diversity and equity consultant,” discussed “norms for conversations about race, drawing from the work of Glenn Singleton,” according to a copy of meeting minutes.
She “shared a four part framework that will underpin the work of the committee– awareness, absorption, accountability, and action.”
According to her presentation, she had worked at East Longmeadow, Springfield, Glastonbury Public Schools, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Glastonbury Public Schools
Claiborne published an “Equity, Diversity & Inclusion” plan for Glastonbury Public Schools in Massachusetts.