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About Lou Whitaker

As an Educational Consultant for Open Minds Enterprises,        Dr. Whitaker provides seminars for a variety of educational and business groups.   She has a BS in Ed, a MS in Administration, and an Ed D in Educational Leadership. She was named Principal of the Year and her school received the 2013 Neuroscience-Based Teaching and Learning Award. She is passionate about the use of technology in the classroom and the effects it has on brain development. Her presentations are interactive, highly energetic and laced with humor.




  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL


  • Masters in Supervision and Administration, National-Louis University, Evanston, Illinois


  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois



  • Certified Trainer, Pat Wolfe’s Mind Matters, 1999, Transforming Brain Research into Classroom Practice, Napa Valley, California


  • Masters Level from the Jensen Learning Corporation, Brain Based Education, San Diego, California


  • Masters Level from the Illinois Administrators’ Academy, Curriculum Development, Educational Service Center #1, Loves Park, Illinois

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