Ara's Education Consulting is owned and operated by Wicondra Tunisha Stovall and was inspired by her three children. Wicondra has been married to her husband, Rodney Stovall Jr., for 15 years whom which she refers to as her “rock” and constant support.


Wicondra is a former corporate trainer and K-12 principal, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Sacramento State University. In addition, she possesses a Master’s degree in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a concentration in Adult Development and Gerontology from California State University, East Bay and an Associate's degree in Liberal Studies from Contra Costa College.


Wicondra is the product of a single-mother household and is most passionate about parental engagement and African American families, as it was her mother's dedication to her schooling that made the difference. However, Wicondra and her father have maintained a special relationship despite her parent’s divorce nearly 30 years ago. Her father would chaperone Wicondra and her friends to overnight field trips and was often referred to as the “cool dad” by her friends. Though prohibited, he would sneak in KFC to the science camps for Wicondra and her friends, which created timeless memories.


In an education system unintended for African American students, having engaged parents laid a foundation for advocacy, security, partnership and ultimately Wicondra's academic success, despite attending private schools for much of her primary and secondary education. At Ara's, her mission is to meet families where they are to ultimately empower parents/guardians to engage on behalf of their children. Family engagement is a fraction of the equation and cannot be viewed in isolation; however, it is a great start to supporting your child with successfully matriculating through the system.


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'Trusting' schools to meet the academic needs of African American students.

Beard & Brown, 2012

"Trust, behavior and high school outcomes."

Romero, 2015

"Nearly Half of Blacks, Latinos Drop Out, School Study Shows"

Helfand, 2005