"Expect, Implement, Transform!"
Dr. Markenya L. Williams
The Panacea Consulting Firm LLC fully understands the diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice challenges within school communities and institutions. We are here to support leaders, educators, students, parents and activists as they navigate uncharted territory, comply with federal & state mandates, create healthy culture/climates, and implement best practices for students’ growth, dismantle inequitable systems and adequately serve historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.
“Education is for improving the lives of others, and for leaving the [community and] world better than you found it.”
Marian Wright Edelman
Compliance, Interventions, &
Chronic Absenteeism Interventions
Early Childhood Program Effectiveness & Compliance
Coaching, Mentoring, & Tutoring Assistance
Teacher Development & Mentoring
Private Student Tutoring
Parent University Coaching and Workshops: COVID-19 Edition
Doctoral Studies & Program Completion Coaching
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
Meet the Founder
Dr. Markenya L . Williams
Dr. Markenya L. Williams is a Chicagoan with great Southside pride. She has been an educator since 2005 and is an active member of the NAACP and NAN, a proud Board Member of the Illinois Principals Association (Kishwaukee Region) & Burst Into Books Inc. (Chicago). Dr. Williams is an Assistant Professor and one of the inaugural Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Faculty Fellows at Harper College. Furthermore, Dr. Williams has held multiple positions and titles throughout her career: teacher’s assistant, teacher, grade level team leader, private tutor, preschool site director, technology coordinator, Local School Council (LSC) member, PBIS coach, attendance team leader, MTSS co-coordinator, assistant principal, diversity & equity chairperson, consultant and much more.
Dr. Williams firmly believes that individuals from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities can succeed with adequate resources, experiences, and committed stakeholders who believe in high expectations, self-reflection, continuous self-improvement and institutional reconstruction .
"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace."
Dr. Williams is an exemplary educator and her educational leadership skills are stellar. She has helped me create and execute numerous initiatives within my nonprofit. I always seek her wisdom and input when designing curriculum. Dr. Williams is definitely an asset to my board, organization, and the community.
J. Gorham, Founder/President
Burst Into Books, Chicago, IL