CRAM Academy, LLC

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Welcome to C.R.A.M. Academy, LLC 

  • C.R.A.M. Academy, LLC is a professional educational organization with a strategic focus in Mathematics.

  • Our mission is to help students master Mathematics using proven concepts and creative ideas.

  • We also share our ideas and proven concepts with teachers to help them better connect to students when teaching Mathematics as outline in state standards.

  • C.R.A.M. Academy, LLC provides support through hands-on delivery, modeling, and engaging innovative teaching and learning strategies. We concentrate on individual school's data which provides a roadmap toward areas of challenge and desired growth. We strive hard to “Ieave no room for error.”

  • Our expertise includes helping teachers and students gain a clear understanding of the applications and blend of the common core standards. These practices are provided through working in the schools within Math-classroom settings. Administrators, math teachers, coordinators, and students are the participants in this higher-order thinking process.

  • C.R.A.M. Academy, LLC offers services in providing workshops, mini sessions and keynote speaking during faculty meeting, open house, Title I parent conferences, and other channels of opportunity.

Valencia F. Thornton, CEO 

Valencia F. Thornton, a Math consultant, has been leading students to success in Math for over 25 years. She has been nominated for ‘Who's Who Among Middle School Teachers’. She has taught underachievers and has discovered ways to stimulate and motivate them into loving Math.

Valencia is known for her enthusiasm and energy in the classroom and in seminars. She strongly believes that students can be motivated to learn.

Currently, she is a consultant for professional development in Mathematics. Through her consulting, she has worked with various school districts to assist teachers on how to reach students who have challenges in Mathematics. Additionally, she served as a Title I Math teacher for over 19 years.

Teaching Title I students is where Valencia discovered practical strategies that assisted teachers in creating successful lessons that stimulate students' interest. She demonstrates the use of formative assessment and questioning techniques that encourage students to think using higher-order and conceptual thinking.

Valencia has presented at local, state, and national conferences. She is an outstanding, energetic presenter and sincerely believes that if given the opportunity to learn through innovative and real life experiences, all students can meet academic expectations and become successful especially in the areas of Mathematics.

Valencia is a nationally sought-after speaker and presenter.

Trainings and Presentations

Georgia Middle School Conference, Savannah, Georgia

Georgia Compensatory of Educational Leaders, Savannah, Georgia

Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle, Georgia

National Middle School Conference, Nashville Tennessee

Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Baltimore Maryland

South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Charleston South Carolina

State of Georgia Title I Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville, Georgia

Central Georgia Technical College, Macon, Georgia

State of Georgia Technical Colleges Retreat, Brass Town, Georgia

Fulton County Leadership Retreat, Atlanta Georgia

Best Practice Institute, Columbus Georgia

Heart of Georgia RESA

21st Century Communities Learning Conference, New Orleans Louisiana

Summer Math Academies 2012-2013

Facilitator for Department of Education

Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics

School Districts Served 

Bibb County Schools, Macon Georgia

DeKalb County Schools, Decatur Georgia

Clayton County Schools, College Park, Georgia

Coweta County Schools, Coweta Georgia

Dooly County School District, Vienna Georgia

Dougherty County Schools, Albany Georgia

Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, Georgia

Henry County Schools, McDonough, Georgia

Muscogee County Schools, Columbus, Georgia

Randolph-Clay School District, Cuthbert Georgia

Rockdale County Schools, Rockdale, Georgia

Russell County Schools, Phenix City AL

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, Savannah, Georgia

Talbot County Schools, Talbotton, Georgia

Treutlen County Schools, Treutlen, Georgia

Walton County Schools, Monroe Georgia

Whitfield County School District, Whitfield Georgia