Manya Whitaker, PhD

Developmental/Educational Psychologist; Assistant Professor of Education; Educational Consultant

Manya Whitaker has a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Her areas of expertise include educational psychology, developmentally appropriate teaching, urban education, parent involvement and culturally responsive pedagogy. After high school she attended Dartmouth College before returning to the south for her doctoral work. She now lives in Colorado Springs, Co where she is an Assistant Professor of Education with an emphasis on social and political issues in education, at Colorado College. She is the founder of Blueprint Educational Strategies, an educational consulting business that works with families and schools on issues related to school choice, IEP advocacy, college planning, and teacher trainings.

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