Kelly Bullock Daugherty, Ed. D.

Kelly Bullock Daugherty, Ed. D.

Consultant - National Trainer/Facilitator - Speaker - Coach - Author

Dr. Kelly Bullock Daugherty is a passionate educator who’s range of experience has afforded her many opportunities to engage, motivate, inspire and impact teaching and learning around the country for over 18 years.  Her philosophy is simple. She agrees with Rita Pierson, in her 2013 TED Talk, when she quoted James Comer as saying, ¨no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship¨. What this suggests is that teachers will not reach some children academically until they first reach them on a “human to human” level.  There are times that the content we teach will not fair in comparison to the realities of a child’s real world. Rita Pierson goes on to say, ¨Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like!¨ further suggesting that the main ingredient missing in a lot of our classrooms today is a simple “connection with kids.” Dr. Daugherty believes that the research is clear, when students know you value them as human beings, not simply as another student; they will work for you more and challenge you less. She also believes teachers don’t need any more theory and new, trendy programs with catchy names.  She believes instead, they need to be given research based, proven, practical strategies and applications that they can start implementing immediately – without throwing anything out that is working in their classroom.

Dr. Daugherty understands the challenges of today’s educator. After all, this is the toughest job in America. It is, in fact, the only profession that feeds every other profession and requires the creative ability to wear several hats in one day – mom, dad, nurse, counselor, teacher, advisor, judge, jury, lawyer – just to name a few. She understands that students come into our classrooms and schools with different backgrounds and cultures and their cognitive abilities, assets and experiences are just as wide ranging. Sometimes, the only thing students have in common is their age! Therefore, the “one size fits all” approach does not work anymore.

Dr. Daugherty is a Co-Author of three (3) books, “It Takes Money Honey!”, “Power of Kingdom Mindset, Volume 1”, and “A Second Helping of Gumbo for the Soul: More Liberating Stories and Memories to Inspire Females of Color” (in press). She is committed to helping students, teachers, and educational leaders define their GREATNESS by sharing her unique story and teaching strategies to engage, motivate, and promote leadership development. She is currently working to complete and publish her first book, “Rebuilt, Not Broken: An Educator’s Journey to GREATNESS in late spring. Her workshops and training’s work to increase teacher efficacy and leadership in the classroom by teaching research based instructional practices that are sure to impact student learning.

  • Painesville City Local Schools
  • Elite Woman Around the World dba Women’s Business & Leadership Development Center
  • Educator’s Rising Ohio
  • Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCCTM)
  • Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA)
  • Ohio Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs (OAASFEP)
  • Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (OCTELA)
  • Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School Ladies Track  Club
  • Western Reserve Links, Inc, Growing Leaders
  • Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC)
  • Jack and Jill of America, Inc, Cleveland Chapter, Ohio


  • Owner, Transitions Educational Consulting, LLC
  • Professional Learning Math Consultant
  • Former Educator/Lead Educator
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Coach
  • Author & Research Contributor
  • National Trainer, Differentiated Instruction
  • National Facilitator, Delta Teacher Efficacy Campaign (DTEC)
  • Graduate of Virginia State University, B.S.
  • Graduate of John Carroll University, M.A.
  • Graduate of Walden University, Ed.D.