Dr. Latrice Gettings, Ed.D (She/Her)
Latrice Gettings, Ed.D. is an innovative educator with a passion for servicing school communities that face challenges with culture and climate, special education, diversity, equity, inclusion, and English Language Learners. Exceptional levels of student achievement and building relationships illuminate Dr. Latrice Gettings’ 20-year career as a dedicated leader with not only knowledge from academic courses but real-life experiences. Dr. Gettings graduated from Grand Canyon University, where she earned a doctorate in organizational leadership with an emphasis on special education. Additionally, she holds two masters; one in Educational Administration and the other in Early Childhood Education, and a bachelor’s in early childhood education. Also, Dr. Gettings completed courses to receive a certification in Gifted Education and English as a Second Language. Her dissertation, Music Therapy to build social-emotional learning, proves to be relevant in the times we are facing. She has utilized her talents and knowledge to incorporate music for special education and social-emotional well-being by presenting at the FIBCO Health Fair presenting on Melodies for a Healthier Mind and the 9th Annual Multicultural Education Conference presenting on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Disparities in Special Education. Dr. Gettings has also presented at conferences for various organizations, higher education institutions, agencies, and nonprofit businesses. facilitating workshops and trainings for parents and young people of different ages.
Through her educational consulting business (Purposeful Pathways Consulting Service LLC), Dr. Gettings facilitate workshops and training for educators, parents, and community members. She is also an education facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League where she provides training for various school districts. Dr. Gettings’ vision is for students, families, and communities to receive educational support, materials, and resources to foster opportunities for self-awareness, building confidence, empowerment, authentic relationships, and clear communication. Dr. Gettings focuses on ways to promote equitable education via the arts, culturally responsive social-emotional activities and curriculum, as well as intergenerational interaction.