Successful Classroom Management Initiative®

                  Educational Excellence  is our Passion™

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About Us

Our goal is to facilitate genuine, authentic transformation in our schools by teaching educators how to be effective classroom managers, and how to actively engage students in their own education.

Company Name 
Successful Classroom Management LLC

Principal Consultant
Delores L. McCollum

Our Principal Consultant, Ms. Delores L. McCollum, has been an educator for more than 35 years and has witnessed first hand the problems that arise in a classroom when excellent classroom management strategies are not applied. Ms. McCollum created the Successful Classroom Management Initiative® to teach educators how to create healthy teaching and learning communities.

Company’s Core Value
Educational Excellence is our Passion!

Services & Goods Provided
Successful Classroom Management Initiative®

Professional Development Seminars for Educators
           Managing Your Classroom:
           Effective Classroom Management for Successful Student Engagement 
High School Student Initiatives

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  • Office of the Secretary of State
  • State of Ohio



Delores L. McCollum – Principal Consultant

Against the backdrop of multiple strikes, payless paydays, a revolving door of superintendents, federal intervenion, state takeovers, mayoral control and building level drama, Delores L. McCollum carved out a very rewarding career in the profession of her childhood dreams.  She taught Social Studies to students in grades 7-12 in Cleveland, Ohio, for 27.5 years, and mentored new high school teachers for four years, as a member of the Office of Professional Development.  Despite her district's perpetual chaos and constant turmoil, Delores has cherished and precious memories of her students, who she dearly loved and fiercely protected.

Since her retirement as a classroom teacher, Delores has developed the Successful Classroom Management Initiative®Through this initiative, she has been a presenter at national conferences and teaches seminars on effectve classroom management.  She is passionate about educational excellence for all students, and uses her talent, experience and expertise to bridge the gap between educational theory and 21st century classroom reality.  Ms. Delores L. McCollum, our Principal Consultant, has been an educator for more than 35 years.

John F. Kennedy High School – Cleveland, Ohio
Spelman College – Atlanta, Georgia
   Major: History   Minor: Secondary Education
Cleveland State University – Cleveland, Ohio
   Major: History

Career Preparation
Adjunct Instructor
   Founders School of Continuing Education
   Ashland University - Ashland, Ohio

   Pre-Service Teachers
   Office of Field Services – College of Education and Human Services

   Cleveland State University – Cleveland, Ohio

Adjunct Instructor
    The School of Graduate and Professional Studies
    Master Apprentice Program (MAP)
    Ursuline College – Pepper Pike, Ohio

Public Schools of Cleveland, Ohio
    Substitute Teacher
    Teacher Mentor
    Social Studies Teacher – Grades 7-12

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 Community Leadership Honoree – Beth-el AME Zion Church – Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2015 In the Footsteps of Dr. King Award - Cleveland (OH) MLK Holiday Scholarship Committee
  • 2008 Educational Excellence Award – Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission
  • 2007-2008 Community Service Award – Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Gamma Chapter
  • Who’s Who in American Education®
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers®
  • Fulbright Scholar to Israel

 Books Authored
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Other Activities

  • Creator – "Happy Birthday Dr. King!”© Birthday Card Contest
  • Developer – Successful Classroom Management Initiative®
  • Founder – The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration™
  • Proponent Testimony – The Education Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives
    • At the Invitation of the (late) Honorable Claudette J. Woodard
    • Bill to create “Teacher Appreciation Day”
  • Volunteer – Food Bank  & Greeter Ministries of Bethany Baptist Church – Cleveland, Ohio