Founder Name: Joy Buckner

Hometown: Denver - Colorado, USA 

Living: Dubai, UAE

Qualifications: BA English Early-Childhood Education (Hampton University) then M.Ed Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction (National Louis University)  

Experience: 21 years in various fields of education 

Endorsed by: Lauren Noble

Proudest moment in Buckner Education?

Taking the leap to step out on my own and start my company and be a boss not have a boss. So often we (especially woman or people of color) are told it’s not possible or you make yourself believe entrepreneurship is out of reach… But I say if you are not dreaming huge and chasing those dreams then you are not living!

Quote to live by in your industry?

"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice." ~ Brian Herbert 

Five things we need to know about you and Buckner Education?

  1. Buckner Education transcends industry to promote innovation in the education ecosystem.

  2. We are a contemporary consultancy that blurs the lines across industry to look at education from a new lens and facilitate a knowledge exchange to ensure that insight from all stakeholders is brought to the table.

  3. The approach to education in general has changed very little in the past 100 years. It is our belief that holding on to what’s effective and proven while embracing what’s new and innovative is the way forward.

  4. Whether you are a traditional educationalist, a member of the arts community, come from a corporate setting, or are a parent or caregiver supporting your learner at home, you offer a new and relevant perspective that should be recognized and utilized. Buckner Education works to facilitate these exchanges to create synergy. 

  5. Why work within a box? Learning and growth happens when you step outside of your comfort zone, branch out and try something new. It is out hope that by partnering with co|laboratory we will forge a new path of like-minded individuals approaching education in complementary ways.  

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