I am on
Our Schools & Systems
What I know for sure:
Our work is sacred and so are we.
We cannot teach what we do not embody.
We lead from who we BE, not just what we DO.
In order to transform our schools, organizations, and systems
we must first transform ourselves.
I'm Tovi and I'm a leader of leaders.
I support leaders in transformational growth under a key premise of my unique signature approach: the “Do vs. BE” paradigm. Your do-ing will not be authentic or sustainable without your clear “BE-ing.” You will struggle to do because you don’t know how to BE.
There’s an easier way. I know this to be true. At our best, we lead and serve from our BE-ingness.
She is in service to our youth by being an expert leader in equity/racial healing, trauma-informed schools, social-emotional learning, and emotional intelligence development for educators. Tovi is currently the National Board President of Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully (COSEM). She is a Dare to Lead™ certified instructor and teaches workshops to leaders and educators with key messages of vulnerability, clarity of value, trust and the ability to get back up when we experience setbacks and failures.
In addition, she authored Be A Parent Champion, a book focused on culturally-responsive family engagement that serves to support parents on how to better partner with schools by what she terms “educational parenting.”
Tovi’s impact is widespread and highly recognized. Most recently her work was featured in a Mental Wellness Toolkit curated by the Association of California School Administrators.
Goddess at Work
Deemed “Goddess-at-Work,” Tovi’s transformative, interactive workshops uniquely combine healing modalities of inside-out work, mindfulness, equity, leadership principles, SEL (social-emotional learning), and embracing one’s unique purpose to co-create and reveal what she terms “professional spirituality” – the vision, skills, practices that enhance your work and leadership. Her programs have culminated into her signature work of “Integral Self-Mastery™.”
Successful Educational Leadership Training &
Intuitively, Tovi knew that the key to leadership success was self-awareness and personal growth and development - and not what she could traditionally find being offered as professional development by our public educational system. Using this deep knowingness, Tovi earned her Certified Integral Coach designation by New Ventures West. Using the methodology of integral coaching in her professional work focusing on leadership and lifestyle strategies results in the deep transformation of mindsets and ways-of-being to positively impact our work with the adults and children we serve.
Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
Additionally, Tovi certified with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Globally, there are only a few SIY Certified Teachers with a focus on educational settings with this rare expertise that Tovi shares with others. Tovi is dedicated to bringing emotionally intelligent, mindful leadership to the leaders in our classrooms, schools, and service organizations all over the world as her next body of educational leadership.
Improving Educational Outcomes & Leading the Way
Before returning to full-time entrepreneurship, Tovi was California’s Regional Executive Director at Partners in School Innovation, where she led regional teams to improve educational outcomes in the nation’s lowest-performing schools. Further, Tovi served as ACSA’s State Equity Region 6 Representative and the co-founding director of the ACSA Equity Leaders Academy. Tovi is a co-founding teacher of the course, “Trauma-informed Leadership with an Equity Lens,” at Mills College’s School of Education, where she uses an integral approach of inside-out work and research-based best-practices of adult learning to develop emotionally intelligent and SEL-influenced educators with strong leadership capacity to ensure that we educate the whole child as well as support educators to live lives with greater peace, ease, and resilience.
Award Winning Urban High School Principal
Tovi co-founded an independent Black school with 100% college-going rates and then took those practices to scale to become an award-winning urban high school principal who led a complete school transformation with scalable, replicable strategies. She received awards from community organizations and ASCA for her work with high school students.
Tovi enjoys living in Oakland, CA with her husband, forest-bathing in the Redwoods, road-tripping the coastlines, inviting deep-silence and even deeper conversations, and walking in her purpose world-wide.
CLIENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS SERVED
Association of CA School Administrators
100 Black Men of the Bay Area
African-American Regional Educational Alliance
Aspire College Academy
AVIA Health Innovation
Black Infant Health, SF Public Health Dept.
Brentwood Union School District
Bronxville Schools, NY
Buckingham Collegiate Charter Academy HS
CA Department of Justice
California Gear Up!
CA School Board
Castro Valley USD
Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully
D.R. Roberts Events & Women’s Retreats
Elk Grove USD
Hollyhock Teachers Program, Stanford University
L.I.F.E Courses, Inc.
Menlo-Atherton High School
New College, San Francisco
New Ventures West
New York City Dept. of Education
Principal Leadership Institute, UC Berkeley
Raising a Reader
Rapid City Area Schools, South Dakota
Redwood City Government
San Diego USD
San Leandro USD
San Lorenzo USD
San Luis Coastal USD
Solano County Office
Stanford University Women's Leadership Innovation Lab
The University of British Colombia, Vancouver Canada
Villa Lindo Equity
Tovi is on a mission to heal our schools & systems. Tovi is an educational services facilitator that provides leadership development through emotional intelligence competencies, racial healing, trauma-responsiveness, SEL (Social Emotional Learning), and family engagement to leaders and teachers.
Mindfully and lovingly, Tovi empowers courageous, connected, and conscious leaders and service-organizations to break patterns of ineffective leadership and BE more.
What Clients Are Saying
Work with Tovi to Heal Our Schools with
Courageous, Conscious & Connected Leaders™
open and knowledgeable
I have dedicated my life to serving and nurturing
others to create their best lives – from teaching to coaching to leading.
Join me in improving the educational experience for every child and family in our nation. Be a mover, shaker, and a difference-maker!