Dr. Tonya Breland

TESO Consulting Group


Tonya Breland has a passion and commitment to increasing access and opportunities for those who have been historically marginalized, particularly Black & Brown students and has dedicated her life's work to ensuring equity in education and other sectors. Through her research, she birthed a framework for sustainable equity planning in which she helps districts identify areas where they are equitable, have inadequate capacity, or are vulnerable to inequities. Her work is also transferrable to organizations looking to address matters of DEI.
​​​ Tonya served as a Principal, Curriculum Supervisor, and has been a sought-after Trainer/Coach/Consultant/Speaker to school districts, individuals, and other organizations. She also taught in the NJEXCEL Program preparing professionals for licensure to become school/district administrators. She served as Director for the Office of Professional Learning and as Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Education. ​
Tonya is a graduate of Howard University, Nova Southeastern University, and New York University, where she received her Doctor of Education in Leadership & Innovation.


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