Our Signature Clients Include:




Who are we?

Our Mission & Vision


 The quality of a community’s education system directly impacts the economic, political, and social well-being of a community.  Research confirms that the most important factor contributing to a student’s success is the quality of teaching, and as a firm, we believe that the most important factor contributing to a teacher’s success is the quality of their preparation and on-going professional development. 

Having served over 134 schools nation-wide and impacted over 60,000 children across the United States, K. Allen Consulting is a national education consulting firm that specializes in providing high-quality, culturally relevant professional development services to K-12 school districts, universities, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses.  At K. Allen Consulting, we believe in adult learning experiences that are personalized to our clients' unique contexts and organizational goals. Our supports for teachers, principals, district leaders, and more encompass, but are not limited to professional development workshops, leadership coaching, motivational speaking, strategic planning, staff retreats, and guided off-site field experiences. 

We equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and practice necessary to lead culturally responsive classrooms and schools, dramatically increase and strengthen parental involvement and family engagement, increase and maintain student investment and staff morale, strengthen teacher and leader effectiveness, and SO MUCH MORE!

We work EVERYDAY to ensure that our children get access to a great education by way of ensuring that the adults that stand before them are well supported, developed, and equipped to best their best selves and do their very best work.

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Our Team


Krystal Hardy Allen - Founder + CEO

Tyler Litt - Director of Strategy

Larissa Armstead - Director of Operations

Jeremy Davis - Associate Consultant

Juan Serrano - Associate Consultant

Shaquile Dunbar - Photographer

Check Out This Cool Feature Blog written by Associate Consultant Juan Serrano!

Our Client List Includes:


Teaching Trust (Dallas, TX)

Wisconsin Dept. of Education (WI) 

Omaha Public Schools (Nebraska)

True School (LA)


Selma Housing Authority (AL)

The United Negro College Fund (Washington, DC)

Ed Fuel (Washington, DC)

Ed Navigator (MA + LA) 

Kingsley House (LA)

Horizon Science Academy - Belmont (IL) 

Resurrection Catholic School (AL) 

The Urban League (LA)

Kid smART (LA)

Alliance for Diversity & Excellence/ InspireNola Schools (LA)

Common's The Common Ground Foundation (WI, IL)

Mountain Brook Elementary School (AL)

Relay Graduate School of Education (NY, LA)

Selma City Schools (AL)

University of Notre Dame (IN)

Chicago Public Schools (IL)

Bhoomi Cane Water (TX, LA)

Navigate Her/Navigate Nola (LA)

The New Orleans Infant Mental Health Project (LA)

Durham Public Schools (Urban Education Leadership Collaborative) - (NC)

The Montgomery Chamber of Commerce (AL)

Kenilworth Science & Technology School (LA)

Propeller (LA)

Firstline Schools (Special Education Leadership Fellowship) - (LA)

Summer Principals Academy (NY, LA)

KIPP Foundation (Miles Fellowship Program) - (NV, IL)

KIPP Booker T. Washington High School (LA)

Valiant Cross Academy (AL)

Louisiana Public Health Institute (LA)

Concepts Schools (IN, IL, OH) 

Hammonds Transportation (LA)

Southside High School (AL)

Teach for America (GNO)

...and MORE!

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Client Testimonials

CONTENT: The Intersection of Special Education & Social Justice

LOCATION: Firstline Schools (New Orleans, LA)

CONTENT: "The Art of Managing and Supporting Adults"

CLIENT: The Urban League of Louisiana

CONTENT: K-6 Writing Alignment & Norming PD

LOCATION: Mountain Brook Elementary School (Mountain Brook, AL)

CONTENT: "Organizational Reflection: The Pursuit of Racial Equity"

LOCATION: Ed Navigator (New Orleans, LA/ Boston, MA)

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What services do you provide?

K. Allen Consulting, LLC offers the following services to K-12 schools, school districts at large, colleges/universities, nonprofits, and small businesses:

  • Leadership Development Coaching
  • Design & Execution of Professional Development Workshops
  • Strategic Planning
  • Design of Programs and Special Events
  • Design & Execution of Team Retreats
  • Project Management
  • Performance Management
  • School Site Reviews
  • Guided Off-Site Field Visits
  • Organizational Document Creation & Review
  • Public Speaking

2) Where are you located, and do you travel? 3) How are you staffed?

K. Allen Consulting, LLC is a national education consultancy based in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Our Founder & CEO Krystal Allen, as well as a team of Associate Consultants and Administration (Operations Manager, Director of Strategy), provide the services listed above to clients anywhere in the United States, as well as anywhere globally. We currently support clients in cities and states across the country.

Moreover, student interns also provide technical assistance during facilitation.

 In 2018, K. Allen Consulting began our Invest In Youth initiative, which provides both rural and urban high school juniors & seniors the opportunity to support our firm in the preparation and facilitation of professional development workshops, as well as accompany us within select speaking engagements and public policy advocacy opportunities. Through this initiative, youth are exposed to the field of education, explore varying topics that impact students, teachers, families, and communities; and consider the profession of teaching as a potential career pathway.

3) Are your services affordable?

Absolutely! While some services have flat fees and costs (such as the national mileage reimbursement rate), we customize our invoices to meet the: a) projected number of participants that will be present, b) the client organization's budget, and c) the amount of preparation and labor that the client's desired experience will require.

Reach out to us today at either info@kallenconsulting.org or 504-264-1912 to move forward in securing your free 30-minute consultation!

Free Downloads

Below, you'll find teacher and leader resources spanning the following areas: a) ELA instructional coaching & lesson planning, b) Mathematics coaching & lesson planning, and c) building Culturally Responsive classrooms and school spaces. 

Planning for a Text Analysis Lesson (pdf)


Achieve The Core_Coaching ELA Guide_3rd-12th grade (pdf)


Achieve the Core_Coaching MATH Guide_K to 8th Grade (pdf)


Standards for Mathematical Practice_ELEM Student Version (pdf)


Gloria Ladson Billings_The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (pdf)


Becoming Culturally Responsive Educators: Rethinking Teacher Education (pdf)


K-12 Anti Bias Framework (pdf)


Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education (pdf)


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K. Allen Consulting, LLC

Servicing Traditional Public, Charter, & Private Schools | Colleges & Universities | Education Non-Profits

Office: 504.264.1912

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed