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Colander Chavis Educational Consulting

Transforming Leaders for Excellence

We are here to partner with school districts and other organizations to provide meaningful learning experiences for students by enhancing and transforming the skills of those in leadership.

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About Us

Consulting with Purpose

Jacqueline C. Chavis, founder of Colander-Chavis Consulting, has 29 years of extensive experience as an educator in preK-12 public education. Her experiences include middle school science teacher, science specialist, assistant principal, principal, executive director of elementary schools, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction and chief academic officer. 

Jacqueline worked collaboratively with teachers, school and central office administrators in the states of Virginia and Georgia to share her extensive knowledge of instruction and educational leadership. Her passion to transform leadership at the school and central office levels is fueled by her success in the various positions she has held and her service in the community. 

Jacqueline's work has been featured in several publications including Education Post.

Our Partners


Newport News Public Schools

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Head Start Program
Lakewood, New Jersey


Greenwood Elementary
Newport News

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Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula | Hampton Roads

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The Up Center | Norfolk, Virginia


Hampton Roads Kroc Center | Norfolk, VA

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Blair Middle School | Norfolk, VA

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Gray Education Services


Colander-Chavis, LLC provides quality support to district and school administrators, teacher leaders and leaders of local organizations. Our customized services are designed to meet the needs of our clients by empowering them to adopt and sustain impactful practices that result in positive student outcomes.

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1 on 1 Leadership Coaching

  • Principals and assistant principals, new to the position, to balance instructional and operational responsibilities 

  • Principals and assistant principal(s) in analyzing and providing feedback to teachers that lead to student growth

  • Staff transitioning from the role of classroom teacher to that of Department Chairperson, Instructional/Academic Coach or Specialist

  • Staff transitioning to central office positions from schools or other areas of the workforce

Implementation of Researched Strategies and Practices

  • Identify and analyze student and staff data points in order to provide equitable learning experiences for all students 

  • Develop and implement effective school and central office professional development systems based on academic, behavioral and attendance data

  • Work collaboratively to apply knowledge, skills, and researched best practices that close achievement gaps and maximize student academic outcomes

  • Identify and institute daily routines and procedures to make instructional walkthroughs and observations more meaningful and a daily priority

  • Work together to identify and institute practices that create an environment that is culturally sensitive and responsive 

  • Identify strategies to increase and enhance community involvement


Let's work together to transform leaders for excellence!


Tsunami Digital Media Podcast | "Do It With Grace"

This week we are joined by the lovely Jacqueline Chavis, founder and CEO of Colander Chavis Educational Consulting, where we discuss the ever-changing roles of educators, challenges children are currently facing during the pandemic, as well as how her company is helping parents and educators navigate these difficult times.

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"Jacqueline Chavis is an excellent relationship builder who empowers others to grow. I am grateful to have worked with her!"

We work with organizations, school districts and schools to provide additional support for students and staff

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Chesapeake, VA, USA

(757) 235-3932

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