Dr. Marquita S. Blades is an award-winning Educator, international speaker, Best-selling author, publisher, and education consultant with 16 years of experience as a high school science teacher and manager of national STEM programs for high-achieving high school students. Dr. Blades is the owner of Dr. Blades Consulting, which offers prescriptive solutions to learning institutions and individuals through professional development programs, curriculum & assessment writing, conference planning & programming, and individual teacher/education consultant coaching services in the areas of STEM Instruction and Teacher Burnout.
Dr. Blades is also the founder of The Mediocre Teacher Project© which helps teachers avoid and battle through burnout by incorporating their unique gifts and talents into their daily practice. In 2017, Dr. Blades launched The Dr. Marquita Blades Show-Candid Conversations that Create Change, an internet-based broadcast dedicated to discussing current trends and issues in education. Dr. Blades is a contributing author for The Whole Truth & Lessons From My Grandmother’s Lap – both anthologies.
She is the lead author of The Mediocre Teacher Project and Chronicles of the Chronically Ill – also anthologies, and the author of POWARRful Teaching Strategies for Increasing Engagement & Collaboration While Maintaining Rigor in Science Courses – a collective of highly-effective instructional strategies for middle and high school science teachers.
A co-founder of Gyrlfriend Collective, along with Maureen Carnakie-Baker, Dr. Blades' passion includes building a movement that strengthens gyrlfriend connections using real-life stories being shared by real women from all walks of life.
Dr. Blades holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Broad Field Science from Georgia State University, a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication from Southern Polytechnic State University, and a Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. When she is not working, Dr. Blades enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling with her husband.
Learn more about Dr. Blades and her work by visiting www.drmarquitablades.com.