Deborah L. Keys Write
Founder/National Board Governance & Equity Transformation Consultant
The Write Keys 2 Consulting, LLC
Welcome to Write Keys 2 Consulting. We are a national education consultancy that serves school boards of all types. We have a full appreciation for school board leadership, group dynamics and creative collaboration. Helping the board function at its fullest potential is our most enduring commitment.
The Write Keys 2 Consulting’s services are comprehensive and fully-customized. This allows for the governance team (school board and superintendent) to receive the same messaging and language, in order to, discuss and resolve difficult issues. Our customized plans can be implemented as a year-long professional development opportunity, or in a retreat setting.
Deborah L. Keys Write is the Founder/National Board Governance & Equity Transformation Consultant for The Write Keys 2 Consulting, LLC. Formerly, Ms. Keys Write was the Director of Equity and Councils at the National School Boards Association, representing American Indian/Alaska Native, Black & Hispanic groups who govern underserved children around the country in public education.
As the Founder & Executive Board Governance Consultant for The Write Keys 2 Consulting, LLC, Deborah uses her highly sought-after skills to provide customized, well-developed leadership skills through training for board/superintendent teams; delivers effective board governance best practices; creates thought-provoking, laser-focused board retreats that address board conflict and culture; educational equity vs equality in the public school setting; and facilitates conversations about race.
The last several years Deborah has worked with dozens of districts providing customized board governance training with a focus on educational equity and dismantling racial inequities. In addition, Deborah is a weekly content contributor (Thursday) on the WURD Radio Station, The Source, in Philadelphia sharing information on educational equity and effective board governance practices.
Deborah has over 20 years of non-profit association experience that includes leading programming in conferences; facilitating relationships with superintendents and school board members through collaborations with AASA The School Superintendent Association and Howard University. This resulted in an Urban Superintendents Academy where she taught board/superintendent relations modules for aspiring urban superintendents around the nation.
Deborah received her bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University in Michigan. As a trained facilitator, she developed a systemic governance training process that assists school boards and superintendents in becoming effective governance teams (through the Michigan Association of School Boards). She was also selected as Michigan’s first scholar to represent the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) that supports individuals from under-represented identity groups in the association community, to advance into the ranks of leadership in the association profession.