The Grant Experts' Training Team is always excited to connect with educators. Let us know when we can help your school or education agency grow its financial and resource capacity.

One-on-One Grant Writer Mentoring

Become an Expert Grant Writer in our 2 Day One-on-One Mentoring Session...

FUNtabulous Fundraising!

Find out how you can motivate your students, bring new financial resources to your education agency, and raise student achievement through an effective fundraising program...

Capital Campaign Training

One of the most difficult types of fundraising is the capital campaign. This one-day training will take you, step-by-step, through the process of creating and implementing a successful capital campaign...

Customized Teacher Development Workshops and Coaching

Wondering how to assist all of your general education students (with varying abilities) to meet the demands of No Child Left Behind? Trying to uncover strategies for helping your teachers to meet the first tier of "Response to Intervention?" If so, our Customized Teacher Development Workshops and Coaching Sessions will be perfect for your school!

Raising Classroom Achievement with Music and Fitness Workshop

Have you been searching for new ways to increase student engagement in the classroom? Are your students spending less and less time in PE and are you concerned that their pent up energy is compromising classroom learning? Are you ready to learn about a whole new approach to maximizing student achievement and classroom involvement through the use of music, and fitness? If so, then we have a big treat for you! Cathie Sumerford's "Raising Classroom Achievement with Music and Fitness" is an amazing one-day "blow you away" event unlike any you have ever experienced!

Read about our School Improvement Training Services Here.

Pam Fite, Trainer

Trainer Pic "I have had a wonderful 30-year career working with public school districts throughout the country. After 9 years of classroom teaching, I worked for 20 years as a central office administrator (including being an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology) in a mid-sized school district in Northeast Texas. I have extensive experience writing, managing, budgeting, and evaluating grants from a variety of educational funding sources, including federal, state, and private foundation grants; and I am available for consultation on most all educational issues. I have vast knowledge of No Child Left Behind and the requirements of this statute, such as using research-based strategies in schools to address student equity issues. Since I retired from the public school system, I have been exclusively writing grants and providing training for the Grant Experts. There is nothing more gratifying than to support educators in their quest to raise achievement and to see that the grants I write (and help educators write) are truly making a difference in the lives of children."



Megan Canales, Trainer

Trainer Pic "My passion in life is working with educators. Since 2003, 100% of my time and energy have been dedicated towards this passion. I have had the opportunity to provide formal training and coaching to hundreds of schools throughout the country on the topics of classroom management, cooperative learning, literacy strategies, state assessment preparation, effective parent and teacher communication models, first days of schools, creating living literacy centers, and many other subjects across the curriculum. I am a certified teacher who has a strong background in education, which includes a Masters Degree in School Administration from Trinity University and a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas. Before dedicating my career to supporting teachers through training, I spent many years working as a kindergarten teacher and elementary school teacher. I bring all of the challenges and experiences from my years in the classroom into a down-to-earth dialogue as I support teachers in their quest to raise student achievement."