Are you trying to get more knowledge and guidance about actions that you and your family can take now to prepare for more success after the pandemics - without having to figure it all out by yourself?

Life has definitely changed for school stakeholders, everybody else, our nation and our world!  Making it to graduation is harder to envision with the many uncertainties around the multiple 2020 worldwide pandemics of covid-19, racial injustice, severe weather conditions, remote learning and democracy-hurting actions!  School stakeholders are individuals and groups with direct interests, involvements, concerns or investments in schooling and education. They include children and their families, faculties and staffs in education institutions (child care, P-12 and higher education), government officials and workers and community advocates who support children and families. All school stakeholders need to upgrade their skills, competencies and attitudes for today's world, and trying to go back to pre-pandemic behaviors should not be what we seek.  We had a lot of problems then that were overlooked, but  need to be dealt with now because life has changed.  We are in the 21st century but pre-pandemic actions and behaviors were more like a century ago.  Schooling Solutions is ready to help us grow and develop for an improved post-pandemic period! 


 I’m stressed with teaching my children when I know there’s more than just technology and on the surface understandings that I need to learn to help my children learn “deeper.”

 We want more family learning projects so both children and adults in my family can heal from today’s pandemics and negativity while learning more about our family and nation.

 I’m almost ready to graduate – or need to retool my skills for different work - but feel I don’t know enough about life connections that help me make sense of the topics related to the multiple 2020 pandemics and possible future work.


 I understand more about 21st century changes and feel more confident about updating my skills, knowledge and attitude - and can do the same for my children.

 I now understand connections between national history, our family stories and why we need to shift some understandings and our actions to improve our nation’s democracy.

 I now feel more confident that I can be part of the change that’s needed for the future of individuals, families and our nation -  and can pass it on to my future family.


I’ve been where you are! I had to change to transform myself to keep up and be successful during changing times. Through my life, education and work experiences I learned to support others so they became empowered to transform themselves. As an entrepreneur I consult with groups and coach individuals to become the change they seek, and my books and remote webinars extend this support today.  Schooling Solutions has what you need while working through and after the pandemics.  

Dr. Mapp's Background. As a child in a large low income southern family with civil rights activist parents and farmer grandparents, I had to find my way in growing up during a tumultuous period. I attended good all Black schools and was supposed to have been lynched in the 4th grade. We were taught to be “twice as good as” with deeper learning, so I was academically prepared in the 11th grade when 4 classmates and I desegregated the home of the rebels. I attended a predominantly white university and participated in the Black Power movement. Because most schools were desegregated by then, I felt the need to go through a conscious metamorphosis to change how I felt about teaching and working with White people. I also vowed to serve as a change agent in future positions to help others change for the good of all students.

My husband and I had five children, four sons and one daughter, and we planned their education and sacrificed financially so they could all attend a Montessori school from the age of 3. We were vegetarians who worked on family projects together, participated in community life, taught our children to love people over things and to critically think about learning and life. As a divorcee, I parented all five children to engineering degrees while it took me 13 years to earn a doctorate. I volunteered for years in the community to inform my work. As a social studies teacher-leader of low income, predominantly Black students I used evidence-based research to better help my students excel academically while learning life skills, and later used them as a district curriculum coordinator and equity council member. I was a career counselor in a community agency in my first job and ended my work as director of an HBCU first year counseling unit. When I was later laid off three times in three years, I had to retool my skills and started my own business as an entrepreneur.

My life experiences and research helped me to understand that teaching, learning, schooling and our families are linked and impacted by historical, political and social forces. This requires a holistic approach which acknowledges connections on different levels that bring to the forefront usually unspoken topics that have to be uncovered so we act to and behave in ways that improve our connected lives. I have written a SAUCE series of books that show these connections with actions that readers can be taken to gain different perspectives to improve all our lives on many levels.  

Many people forget that families are not just collections of related adults and children. They are a nation's smallest social units and important to society's survival and functioning. The family is a social institution that provides rules about how to live in society through social behaviors, expectations and societal roles. Society constantly shows that it's unstable, but this period brings in-your-face views of this ​instability on many media screens. Instabilities in our nation began in March 2020 with various actions around the world with fears about the unknown disease that's killing too many but is not taken seriously by all.  That instability escalated to include dormant and new problems in our nation:  

  1. demonstrations against racism (with little understanding by too many Americans of what racism really is or the history of US policing);
  2. remote learning (that's inconsistent across schools with too much or little homework for learning about today, with slow working internet that's taxed by some adults working on the same devices, going outside the home to work with fears of bringing the virus home, etc.);
  3. a lack of money or access for nutritious foods, shelter and other necessities (though we're still urged to buy to support capitalism); 
  4. harsh and divided personal and political relationships (across the nation and eve​n in the same families); and
  5. severe weather conditions caused by people activities, poor decisions and pollution that hurts the Earth that sustains our living here.  

Our children are viewing all of these actions with little understandings, and some adults also have little understandings. Our children need to be nurtured and protected - but they also need to be taught to be capable of dealing with the above since they will inherit these same problems in a society that is slow to change. Children need to be protected with family love and well-being, wellness and financial security. But cracks are occurring in these protections all over the nation, no matter children's races or family economic levels, so changes for the better are needed.

As older adolescents make it to graduation, they need to learn how to earn money for financial security in a changing work environment for jobs that haven't been created and old jobs that have disappeared or changed. Additional training and education beyond high school are especially required during this period.   In addition, they have to continue learning how to live peacefully with their families and other cultures through the use of critical thinking and learning skills to develop and hone more positive behaviors, skills and attitudes. These areas are needed for living successfully in a rapidly shrinking world that will be different in some ways, but hopefully better. 

Schooling Solutions and Dr. Mapp are poised to help you, 

your families and groups move through and beyond this 2020 turning point

Dr. Mapp with Schooling Solutions

Supports Families and Adults Working Directly with Children

with the S.A.U.C.E. Book Series and Virtual Workshops

Contact Dr. Mapp by calling or texting her at 1.4BEST1.1411

    Book Titles in the SAUCE Series:

Available in Print, E-book and Future Audio


Lessons in Family and School Engagement © 2019

Excerpted, Updated and Renamed from You Are Your Child's Best Teacher: A Holistic Guide to Link Home and School (c) 2015:

2) MAKING SENSE OF TODAY: How to Connect for a Better Tomorrow*  © 2020


Clues from Birth - Graduation*

* With excerpts from Our Children and Future



Questioning the Universe Imprint


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Performance Consultant Lead:

DeBora L'T. Mapp, Ed.D. 

Schooling Solutions LLC started in 2009.

Certified as a Minority Women Business Enterprise in 2014. Certified as National Time To Teach Trainer, 2016. International Women's Leadership Association Member, 2016 and National Association of Professional Women VIP Member, 2015. 

Vision: the engagement of stakeholders who transform their families & education so they're aligned with today's realities and academic success for children's improved chances for living and thriving.

Mission: to provide services and products based on wise research that's evidence and reality-based.  

Commitment: to improving family well-being and their children's academic and life success, while transforming schools and empowering stakeholders to gird themselves with courage, will, beliefs and skills to improve children's life chances. 

We help stakeholders PLAN

and develop STRATEGIES

to gain needed RESULTS!

About Dr. Mapp: Using research focused on equity and excellence, I served more than 40 years as an agency career counselor, P-12 teacher-leader, district curriculum coordinator, community volun-teer, college administrator and professor.

About Dr. Mapp: Using research focused on equity and excellence, I served more than 40 years as an agency career counselor, P-12 teacher-leader, district curriculum coordinator, community volun-teer, college administrator and professor.

I received recognition from two national groups (AAHE Black Caucus and AERA/ UCEA David Clark) for my dissertation topic of teacher self-efficacy and African American student engagement.

EdD Instruction and Administration with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Social Justice focus

MA in Education Guidance and Counseling BA in Education with a Social Studies concentration.  

I am a parent of five children with engineering degrees (1 daughter with PhD and 4 sons with MBA, MS and 2 BSs) and grandparent of seven amazing children whose parents are their Best Teachers!   

 Services and Products We Offer   

We help you identify and clarify barriers and disconnects to form solutions in your school and home through our services and products. See the resources and services we offer on the Products page.  

In schools, teacher performance is key to student learning in classrooms. This means that the performances of all school stakeholders, including school and district staffs and faculties, have to evolve and change so they can better support teachers and students in their classroom interactions. Time To Teach helps in this regard. See the Time to Teach page!

Many of us sometimes forget that families are important as society's smallest social unit which rears children who attend schools and will eventually work to support our nation. At home, changes may need to occur so parents and families can better prepare, love and support their children to become capable and feel cared for as they are prepared for school, living and work.  

In the community, advocates, initiatives and organizations that support children and families also have to evolve and change so they offer services that meet the needs of life today which include being 21st century capable. You Are Your Child's Best Teacher is also for advocates and initiatives to use as conversation starters with youth, and for educators needing more information to assist students and their families.  

Offering Services and Products

1.National Time To Teach Trainer

in Classroom Management and resources in that area and in Engaging and Motivating Students through Differentiated Instruction.

2.Professional and staff seminars

3.Family and student workshops.

4. Posters (Common Core, reading

and multiplication table/math facts

to get over math anxiety, thinking

skills and SCANS, etc. )

5. Multiplication Table and Math Facts


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please click here for an order form

that can be printed.  

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