Our Mission

Keeping You on the Cutting EDGE of Education

EDGEucating offers cutting EDGE solutions for businesses and educational organizations to help them create and execute their strategic plans successfully, learn new strategies, and discover innovative ideas that support their educational philosophies and guide the process of change.

Our Vision

At EDGEucating, we believe that education and cultural change require learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. We believe that it takes a village to foster this level of true learning and to achieve this level of change. This is why we aim to be the place that you trust for learning new strategies and discovering innovative ideas that support your educational philosophies and guide you in this process of change.

Why EDGEucating?

As seasoned experienced educators, we offer perspective and innovation that solves issues. We approach education with the mindset that each school is unique. Embracing your goals, priorities, and visions are of the utmost importance to us. We want to help you create and execute your strategic plans successfully by preparing you for the future. We bring our experience in innovative thinking, expert facilitation, collaborative strategies, and our extensive, proven toolkit of resources and technology, to deliver sustainable results that fit your school or district’s goals. Most importantly, we are committed to your success while making the experience enjoyable. No one wants to pay for something that they don’t enjoy!

Great Press

Regular Break Out Session presenters over the last decade at:

  • One of only two elementary schools to present at Jostens Renaissance Conference
  • MECA (MS Educational Computing Association)
  • MAGC (Mississippi Association of Gifted Children)
  • ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
  • FETC (Future of Education Technology Conference)

Our Story

As part of the education industry for decades, we have experienced the challenges and frustrations. Often district and educational leaders that truly want change are seen as a problem rather than a solution. In addition, there is always the issue of budget constraints and fears of change and technology implementation. As progressive, experienced innovators we have personally experienced all of the above mentioned issues.

We have always been passionate about education and positive change. This is what led us to become consultants and education influencers. Helping others create the change they want to see within their schools is what we love doing. We have made this our mission within our own schools and schools around the United States. This passion is what sets us apart.

Years of working with consultants that come in with cookie cutter solutions that use buzz words and don’t solve anything was overwhelmingly frustrating to us. Knowing that you are paying tons of money to these people to tell you lots of things that either don’t work, are outdated, or do not align with your school or district’s goals is frustrating and senseless.

After getting fed up with this battle we began to create the changes we wanted to see. Looking internally at our own skills rather than seeking outside consultants. This changed everything for us and our school! We knew we were really on to something. After 10 years of success within our own schools and being asked to help others, we decided it was time to offer these services to the world!

Who We Are

Who are the education consultants behind the EDGEucating name? Education consultants offering experience, perspective, & innovation!

About Alicia Verweij

Education consultant with over a decade of experience in corporate America, successful business owner, 12 years of teaching experience in various grade levels, professional development leader, and business consultant.  Holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and an endorsement in Gifted Education.

About Kerri Wilder

Education consultant with 24 years of elementary and secondary experience in Mississippi public schools as a teacher, professional development coordinator, and as an administrator.  Holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialty in Upper Elementary, and additional licensure endorsements in 7-8 Science, K-12 English, and Psychometry.

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