We are both successful professionals who embrace choices, growth, and change as our core values. We strive to know what comes next and how we can assist. We believe there is always room for improvement and are passionate big-picture thinkers. We are Colorado Native women who challenge ourselves and others to make the world a better place by continuing to develop systemic educational systems.  We are interested in supporting you, your agency/company/school by understanding:

  • Who you are

  • What you do and why (purpose) what is your purpose

  • Identified strengths

  • Areas of growth

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Quixie Smith, M.Ed. Organizational Leadership


Licensed K-12 Administration

Licensed K-12 Principal 

Licensed K-12 Teacher

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Barb Taylor, MA Special Education

Licensed K-12 Special Education Director Licensed Special Education Teacher (ages 5-21)


Over the past 30 years, Quixie has dedicated herself to the world of education, serving as a teacher in general education and special education classrooms, speech/language pathologist, principal, and a district administrator. She is an educational advocate, consultant, and mentor who believes in making systematic changes at the district and state levels.

Quixie is an active advocate in the areas of educational leadership, social-emotional learning, mental health wellness, educational advocacy, and school audits. Quixie has dedicated her career to creating and implementing systems that support academics, social-emotional learning, mental health well-being, and the overall daily functions of schools. Quixie is currently working on her doctorate degree, with an anticipated completion date of 12/2022.

Over the past 35 years, Barb has dedicated herself to the world of special education. She has served as special ed teacher, education coordinator and special education director in public schools, state schools  and approved facility school settings. She works tirelessly to improve educational systems for those with disabilities.

Barb is highly experienced in Special Education school management. She is extraordinarily detail-oriented and has a vast network of resources and professional peers throughout the state. She works tirelessly to improve oversight for systems that are already in place. Also, if called upon, she can build Special Ed systems from the ground up or advise others with the process. Barb has a wealth of knowledge of Colorado's Special Ed Law, and she has a keen perspective of knowing “what is needed.” 

Quixie is a passionate leader and advocate who:

  • Helps high-potential, under-performing students thrive

  • Trains students and families in executive functioning skills

  • Challenges _______________

  • Develops strength-based programs for students

  • Adds value to 

  • Advises on 

Barb is a dedicated, meticulous educator who: 

  • Has a broad understanding of education funding structures

  • Routinely monitors Special Education teams

  • Audits Special Education services

  • Challenges agencies to look at education differently for their students

  • Conducts professional development and trainings for staff