About Us

TwistED Teaching is an Educational Consultant Company that strives to "twist" the way teaching and learning in done in urban schools. Through our hands-on, relevant, and standard based workshops, consultations, and teacher mentoring we strive to equip educators with the knowledge, tools, resources, and support they need to ensure that all students have access to realistic, quality, and equitable learning experiences. It is our firm belief that educators have the power to change the world by changing the experiences and opportunities we provide students in our schools and classrooms.

How We Can Assist
School Districts &

Through individual consultations, we can also design services and resources specific to the needs of individual campuses and school districts.

Develop curriculum, aligned with the State of Texas and College Board standards.

Design and lead staff developments opportunities focused on various hands-on strategies that can be used to
enhance student engagement and processing of content knowledge.

Provide mentoring and classroom support to teachers in the area of curriculum development, lesson designing, and technology integration.

Train teachers on Culturally Relevant and Reality Pedagogy and how to create diversity in their classrooms and instruction.

Provide support and consultation to educators who desire to implement Culturally Relevant, Responsive, and Reality pedagogy into their learning environments.

Assist urban schools in developing community partnerships in effort to create equal education opportunities on
their respective campus.

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Why It Matters

When I think about the kind of teacher that I want to be, I always reflect back to the kind of teacher that I needed when I was in my youth. While questioning what it will take to make students successful, I think about what was given to me as a student, which made me successful. I was no conventional student. What student is? Coming from a troubled family, rough environment, and limited role models, I did not care about what a teacher was teaching or what was happening in the classroom. To reach me, my teachers had to be very creative and often used unconventional means to connect to me as a learner. On many occasions, they had to add a special “twist” to their subject matter  and classroom environment just for me to catch on. Their priority was ALWAYS connecting to me as a human being who was in need of love. Their twisted methods and their motivation is what inspired me to become a TwistEd Teacher.  Because of them, I am driven to support other educators with twisting instruction in their classroom, their methods to connecting with students, and becoming a TwistED Teacher that will change the world for all students. – Alexes M. Terry, Founder

How We Can Assist Parents

TwistED Teaching is committed to partnering with and supporting parents in advocating for the social, emotional, cultural, and academic needs of all students. To equip parents with the knowledge and resources necessary to effectively advocate for their students, TwistED Teaching is ready to support you in:
Developing relationships with schools to create a community that is invested in your students’ success.
Designing educational resources to support your student’s learning needs in a digital space.
Understanding the latest technology applications and programs and how they can be used to extend learning opportunities at home.
Exploring College, Career, and Military options with your student to ensure that they are ready to take on the post-secondary world.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Meet Our Team

Alexes M. Terry

Alexes uses her educational background and professional experiences to support educators in creating a unique learning environment and opportunities for learning that are culturally responsive, student-centered, engaging, relevant, and standards-based

Chris Lovett

Our website designer and IT consultant uses her experience, passion and visionary skills to help connect the dots in all things related to information technology. Visit Lovett Solutions for more information.

Tiffany Smith

Tiffany, Instructional Consultant of Leverage Pedagogy, commits to collaborate with schools to provide a systemic approach to professional development in the areas of teacher growth, data-analysis, instructional strategies, and assessment to increase student achievement.

Salandra Grice

Salandra Grice is an educator, author, and advocate for equity in schools. She is the founder and lead consultant for Conscious Education Consulting, LLC. She is dedicated to preparing teachers and schools to provide more positive, culturally relevant, and equitable learning experiences for every student. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with Teacher Certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2006. She received her Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Urban Education from Texas A&M University in 2019. She is currently obtaining a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Education at Texas A&M. Salandra has a decade of experience in the elementary classroom and her experiences as a student, an educator, and a parent have helped shape her approaches in helping educators create high-quality, caring, positive, and equitable school experiences for EVERY student.