Welcome To

Edu-D.O.T.S.

Diverse, Operating, Training, Systems

Nourish Your Next Level!

wHY wE EXIST!

Research shows a majority of teachers leave education within the first five years of their career. Edu-D.O.T.S. (Diverse, Operating, Training, System) was created to support educators to stay and thrive in the Very Important Profession of teaching by providing professional learning for the many ways educators learn.  Online, in-person, collaborating, coaching, and mentoring are a few proven methods educators use to improve their practice.  Edu-D.O.T.S. allows educators to experience a meaningful personalized learning path based on research based best practices by making learning personal.

Our Vision

Every learning community with an effective teacher.

Our Mission

Improving teacher effectiveness through meaningful professional learning experiences.

Our Founder

Dr. Lakeiah Cheatham

Edu-D.O.T.S. was founded by Lakeiah Cheatham. She is an award winning educator with over two decades of educational experience in large public urban and suburban school districts, early childhood settings, and private education as a teacher, principal, trainer, and coach.   

Education is her passion as she knows first-hand how it can change the trajectory of one’s life. Her specialty is helping educators connect the dots between how they currently perform and how they want to perform. 

Lakeiah is happily married to Victor Cheatham Jr., and together they have 5 children (Imari, Victor III, Karington, Klarke, and Karson).  They have made a loving home in Wylie, Texas.  Victor and Lakeiah Cheatham pride themselves on spending time with family and giving back to communities through educational scholarships.  They currently have an endowed scholarship in Wylie Independent School District and working on adding more in the near future.

How It Works?

Edu-D.O.T.S. invites a small cohort of teachers, within their first to fifth year of teaching, to partake in a yearlong professional learning experience. The expectation is for each cohort member to fully engage in research-based practices to continuously improve their craft. We meet in a variety of settings (ex. in person, online, etc..) on average of once a month throughout the school year. Every cohort member is invited to engage in the Edu-D.O.T.S. learning community throughout their professional career and beyond. We intend to make learning personal. When learning is personal it is easy to take ownership of growth areas, help others improve, and passionately pursue excellence.

The Process:

Our Services

Professional learning for teachers in the field of education from 1 to 5 years of their career.

A diverse platform of research-based practices to support teachers on their pursuit to increase their effectiveness.

A relationship with a community of learners to actively connect and grow with through the educator’s educational journey and beyond.

“A serving of vision, action, and continuous improvement will feed you a lifetime.”

~Dr. Lakeiah Cheatham

We Believe In

Continuous Improvement

We believe our best self is developed daily. We encourage and foster an environment to use and seek out resources to help educators be better in a safe and non-threatening space.  Better teachers, colleagues, community partners, etc. As we get better so will the world around us.

Making Learning Personal

We believe in providing professional learning to equip educators with the tools to improve their craft which will ultimately lead to student achievement. Our professional learning is an educator’s personal growth model. Making learning personal allows educators to take ownership of growth areas, help others improve, and passionately pursue excellence.

Increasing Thy Impact

We believe an educator who has the right support systems in place can exponentially increase their impact with all stakeholders. Every teacher has the power to change the world and we help educators harness that power.

Testimonials

“Lakeiah Cheatham facilitated a professional development program that provided an environment where educators could freely discuss vulnerable topics with one another. Achieving this by promoting the understanding that the space and information shared is sacred. Through this, I gained experience by asking “hard questions” that all educators have as they learn to navigate this world-impacting, life-changing profession. Overall, being involved with Edu-D.O.T.S was not at all what I anticipated. This cohort became and flourished into an experience I am grateful for. From the community centered on growth to the ability to share interests, goals, and experiences with. I am overjoyed for this experience with the community of life-long learners; and would recommend Edu-D.O.T.S. to any educator looking for an ‘out of the box’ professional development experience.”
Kristney Camp
Arlington ISD
“Edu-D.O.T.S helped me see things from different perspectives. In this field, it definitely takes all hands on deck to reach success. We are one big family, team, and this just reminded me of what I am a part of. This made me realize while I am an educator, I am also human. I will not always get it right, but I will always grow in some form or fashion.” .
Natasha Calvin
Frisco ISD
“I am so fortunate to be connected to Edu-D.O.T.S. Edu D.O.T.S. provides relevant and rich sessions that lend to useful professional development. I am able to implement the training immediately in my classes. I will be forever grateful for this experience and the tools that make me a sound educator.”
Monica Cox
Duncanville ISD

Frequently Asked Questions

Research shows most educators leave the Very Important Profession of teaching within the first five years.  As a result, Edu-D.O.T.S. was created to allow educators to experience a meaningful personalized learning path to increase educator effectiveness.  Effective educators increase student achievement.

Edu-D.O.T.S. was founded by Lakeiah Cheatham.  She has over two decades of educational experience in large public urban and suburban school districts, early childhood settings, and private education as a teacher, principal, trainer, and coach. Education is her passion as she knows first-hand how it can change the trajectory of one’s life. Her specialty is helping educators connect the dots between how they currently perform and how they want to perform.

There is not a monetary cost to becoming a part of the Edu-D.O.T.S. community. The expectation is for each cohort member to fully engage in research-based practices to continuously improve their craft. Cohort members are encouraged to pay the learning forward to help contribute to a stronger community of educators that make learning personal. When learning is personal it is easy to take ownership of growth areas, help others improve, and passionately pursue excellence.
 

Teachers who have been in the profession from 1 to 5 years are encouraged to apply for Edu-D.O.T.S.  The goal is to support educators to stay and thrive in the Very Important Profession of teaching by providing professional learning for the many ways educators learn.

The application due date for Cohort 3 is June 1st.

The first Edu-D.O.T.S. professional learning will begin on September 25, 2021.

Cohort members are expected to participate in a combination of settings (online, in-person, online, etc.) on average of once a month throughout the school year to get the fullness of a personalized learning experience.  Once accepted into the Cohort all dates and expectations will be fully communicated.

Send questions and inquiries about Edu-D.O.T.S. to edu.dotsk12@gmail.com and your inquiry will be answered within 48 hours.

Applications for each Cohort will be released in early summer and the Cohort will begin professional learning in the Fall. 

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