My Story

I have dedicated more than 30 years of my life's work traveling across America and the globe with a firm commitment to one constant: Transforming educators’ instructional mindsets and skill sets based on the best research-based practices that benefit ALL children – and having fun in the process!

What makes my workshops and coaching so transformative? My passion, pedagogical expertise, and extensive background in working with special needs, gifted, at-risk, and multicultural students, along with practical, doable strategies that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms.

Whatever your specific staff development needs might be, I can offer your school or district a unique, customized learning experience that will fit your immediate, short-term or long-term needs. Please contact me for a free assessment and quote, and together let’s make a difference in the lives of educators and students.

I look forward to the infinite possibilities for creating change with you!


Kathleen Kryza

M.A Special Education
International Educational Consultant/Coach and Chief Inspirational Officer

Please contact me either at, 734.476.4923 or complete the inquiry form for a free assessment, and together, let's make a difference in the lives of educators and students.

Listen to Kathleen in her own words.


Kathleen Kryza is a life-long learner, an experienced teacher and an outstanding international presenter/coach/consultant. Kathleen is passionate, informed and committed to bringing the best educational practices to schools and teachers, so that they can help ALL students succeed. She has taught general education, special education, and gifted and talented students.   Kathleen has also worked with students of varying socio-economic and multi-cultural backgrounds   She has taught and co-taught a variety of content areas at both secondary and elementary levels. Workshops with Kathleen are highly practical, brain-targeted and inspirational.  When Kathleen coaches and consults in districts, she differentiates instruction to meet needs though modeling lessons and by observing and guiding teachers as they grow their skills.

Kathleen is co-author of the new book, Transformative Teaching: Changing Classroom Culturally, Emotionally and Academically. (Solution Tree Press, Oct. 2015). She is also the co-author of Developing Growth Mindsets in the Inspiring Classroom (Inspiring Learners Press 2011) and the Corwin Press books, Inspiring Secondary Learners (2007), Inspiring Elementary Learners (2008), Differentiating in the Real Classroom (2009), and Winning Strategies for Test Taking (2009).  Kathleen is featured in the video, Differentiating Instruction in the Intermediate Grades, Bureau of Education and Research (BER), 2008. She has presented for school districts locally, nationally, and internationally for over 24 years on various educational and motivational topics. 

Kathleen has a Masters Degree in Special Education, and a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.  Kathleen is a National Writing Project graduate.  She has also done extensive training over the years with giants in the field on topics such as differentiated instruction, brain-targeted learning, cooperative learning, co-teaching, coaching, and content literacy,

Kathleen presents nationally and internationally on the following topics: (ALL of which she can connect to the Common Core State Standards as needed)

  • Active Engagement (K-12)

  • Differentiated instruction Introductory to Advanced (K-12)

  • Brain-targeted Instruction (K-12)

  • Executive Function/Self-regulation (K-12)

  • Co-Teaching and Inclusion (K-12)

  • Content Literacy/Close Reading (6-12)

  • Reading/Writing (6-12)

  • Gifted Education (K-12)

Follow this link to learn more about my credentials.