...I am because we are.
Moja comes from the Kiswahili word “one”. I use the concept of oneness to express “I am because we are”. As an African American mother of two, an educator, a researcher, and an advocate who believes in affirmation, my vision in life has always focused on ways to affirm and educate diverse youth.
I designed the Moja holistic profile, a battery of academic, communication, and learning assessments that provide data “at a glance” of who your child is as a learner.
As a 3rd generation Washingtonian, and a product of Independent schools, I work with parents to identify educational spaces that best fit their child's unique needs- mind, body and spirit!
With expertise in Independent, Public, Private and Charter schools, K-12, I match your child to highly curated educational spaces that will enrich your child in and outside of the classroom. I am an Associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Being an Associate member of IECA ensures that you will work with a professional who has proven expertise, is vetted, and demonstrates the highest standards in education, training, ethics, and experience. To qualify for membership in the Independent Educational Consultants Association, consultants must adhere to a code of ethics that serves to protect our clients. Moja Consulting accepts no fees, commissions or remunerations from schools as a result of student placement.
I work with a strong network of culturally responsive psychologists, reading and math specialists and practitioners ready to support your brilliant child!
For more information, please call 202.258.4102
What Folks are saying about the book!
Dr. Rona Frederick’s text, “Navigating School Selection 101: A Guide for African American Parents,” offers a host of resources, insights, and paradigm shifts that have literally transformed that way that I think about today’s educational ecosystem in relationship to my two African American sons. As a Bay Area resident, I enjoy the privilege of being able to access myriad school options for my children—from African-centered schools, to a plethora of charter schools, faith-based institutions, pricey private and independent schools, and public schools.
I am a proud graduate of K-12 public schools, as is my husband. When we had our children, we fully expected that they would also attend public schools. Fast forward a decade, and both of our children now attend Catholic schools. While we feel that this is the best choice for our family, this environment is by no means perfect. There are a host of academic, social/behavioral and cultural gaps that we are always working to address and resolve. We have had to learn the hard way that there is no “perfect school.”
In her book, Dr. Frederick takes on the dual role of griot and guide—sharing personal anecdotes and new approaches for empowering today’s African American parents in our collective effort to support our children’s educational pursuits and pathways. For instance, one of the techniques that Dr. Frederick recommends is the process of “kid watching,” which invites parents to really spend the time to regularly and astutely observe the inherent gifts, abilities, and passions that their children are both with, in an effort to more optimally align their academic and extracurricular pursuits.
Dr. Frederick also offers a game-changing perspective, which is that today’s African American parents must “own” their role as their children’s primary educators who provide instruction at home (homeschooling). In this paradigm, schools function as our children’s secondary co-educators. Having read and internalized this approach, I have felt so much more empowered in my efforts to advocate for my children—whether following up on something simple, such as missing work, or a more involved undertaking, such as seeking classroom accommodations. #BlackBrillianceMatters, and Dr. Frederick’s text offers today’s parents straightforward and savvy how-to guidance for successfully navigating today’s K-12 educational landscape. This book belongs on everyone’s must-have holiday gift list! You won’t be disappointed!
" I was referred to Dr. Frederick by the head of an organization that assists black students with applying to and attending independent schools. What a wonderful asset she has been! She helped my clients and me with educational tests and assessments and forwarded us thorough reports that recommended the best schools for each individual child’s learning style. These also contained background information on the schools as well as anticipated tuition and contact details. Her services certainly helped us wade through what can be a confusing process. I cannot thank her enough for her guidance and highly recommend Moja to anyone in the process of applying to private schools"
" Every child has a unique learning style and having a learning profile that equips parents to accentuate the gifts and fortify the weaknesses is a blessing. We hear so much of what is wrong, but rarely what is right. Having my child go through this process has been empowering for me and a blessing for him. I highly recommend Moja"
"I reached out to Dr. Frederick in a mad panic when I needed to understand more about my son’s learning preferences. She was recommended to me by a friend who had used the service. She not only helped me understand my son’s academic profile, but she provided school and educational recommendations. Her detailed report and subsequent one-on-one consultation were amazingly thorough. I learned what my son knew, didn’t know, gaps I needed to fill in as a parent, gaps in his education, how to fill in those gaps and, most importantly, that I am not alone in this process. Dr. Frederick had relationships with schools and visited them specifically on my son's behalf. She even researched and offered additional resources when I wanted to explore alternative schooling options. The education of children is personal for Dr. Frederick, and it shows both in her work and in her demeanor.
Dr. Frederick has many years of experience in higher education, training and consulting, not to mention the time spent educating her own children. I was so impressed with my family's experience that I extended the service to have my older son assessed as well. Dr. Frederick's services were well worth the investment!"
Disclaimer DISCLAIMER: Moja Consulting makes every effort to counsel families regarding appropriate educational environments where their child may be successful. Please Note: Moja Consulting does not guarantee admission to or enrollment at any school. Copyright © 2017 Mojabox - All Rights Reserved.
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