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CQ University invites you to join us to learn how CQ is being used in K-12 and Secondary Education. You’ll hear directly from practitioners on strategies, challenges and successes. You also learn strategies for developing teachers’ CQ and how the assessment can be used as part of the teacher accreditation process.

Learn how:

  • K-12 and Secondary Schools around the globe are using CQ
  • Schools are creating culturally intelligent classrooms
  • CQ can support accreditation requirements

Your presenters

Stefani J. Allen is the Director of Social and Emotional Learning and Secondary Support for Crowley Independent School District in Texas.  She has worked in public education for 20 years serving as a teacher, assistant principal, and high school principal.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Arlington in Economics and her Master’s degree from Tarleton State University in Educational Administration.  She is currently working on her Doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Leadership.  With the knowledge that she gained from the Cultural Intelligence Center, she hopes to better prepare educators and students for the global society in which we work.



Dr. Jaretha Jordan is the Executive Director of Professional Learning and Program Review in the Crowley Independent School District. Jaretha has been in education for eighteen years where she has served students and families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as teacher, an assistant principal, a principal and a central office administrator. Jaretha received her Masters of Educational Administration from the University of North Texas and Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University, where she currently serves in the College of Graduate Studies as an adjunct professor. With the knowledge she has gained from the Cultural Intelligence Center, she hopes to equip leaders and teachers with strategies to help them to better relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations.



Thomas DeJonge serves as Superintendent of Grand Rapids Christian Schools, a private, faith-based school system that enrolls 2,300 students in Preschool – 12th Grade on five (5) campuses located throughout the Grand Rapids community. He has held that position since 2004.  Prior to serving as GRCS’ Superintendent, Mr. DeJonge served for 25 years in building-level and central administrative and teaching positions in public schools located throughout West Michigan, including serving two years as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, three years as Director of Community and Human Relations, 13 years as an elementary principal, and seven years as a special education and 1st grade teacher.



Dr. Sandra Upton leads our work with schools and universities through her role as Vice President of Educational Initiatives. In addition, she’s a regular speaker, trainer, and consultant on cultural intelligence with companies and non-profit organizations. As a former business school dean and organizational consultant, Sandra understands how to effectively integrate CQ with organizations’ D&I initiatives and global leadership programs. She has also facilitated study abroad experiences in places such as China, Europe, Israel, and South Africa.