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Making Wellness the Foundation of Learning in School Communities

Welcome to Effective to Great Education, an emerging education tech startup that is using cultural trauma-informed social emotional learning to impact our historically marginalized students and underserved school communities. We are a venture with a vision to see that every student succeeds. We build technical solutions with a goal to dramatically disrupt P-12 systemic issues and generate excellent student results for all kids.



Effective to Great Education (ETGE) is an education technology research company. We develop cultural trauma-informed Social Emotional Learning (SEL) technology tools to contribute towards a better tomorrow for schools and students.


Our aim is to change how schools manage social emotional wellbeing as we know it today by incorporating high quality cultural trauma-informed SEL tools and mental health education into the school community. Our tools are designed for education equity and social impact as we ensure that our tools are geared to support underserved school communities and vulnerable students.


We do a lot of planning, building, testing and reiteration; it is essential to our process. If you are interested in partnering or would like to learn more please reach out.

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"Children invest more when they feel invested in"

- Michelle Obama

“Our mission is to empower students to understand their purpose, see their potential and run with it”

- Laura C. Thomas

"The feelings of a young child are every bit as powerful as adult feelings"

- Fred Rodgers

We are regularly researching levers to make wellness the foundation for learning through education, practice and support across any type of school community

- Laura C. Thomas, 2022

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