Through Educational Consultants, she provided professional development for teachers and administrators in Thinking Maps®. As Educational Consultants grew in scope and complexity, Dr. Ball's daughter, Jenny, and son-in-law, Rhye, joined the company and helped it mature into a leader in state educational excellence.
Over the course of our 30-year journey in conducting on-site trainings and visitations at school sites, we realized that in order to really make an impact in our state, we needed a brick and mortar facility from which to model and demonstrate new ideas and platforms. We needed a place where we could teach students in an educational environment of our own design; a place where teachers and administrators could come and visit model classrooms powered by instruction in critical and creative thinking skills.
Thinking Maps® are currently being successfully implemented in the top school districts in the state of Mississippi, while also making positive gains in many other districts throughout the state. After years of innovating, Educational Consultants is still changing student lives, one classroom at a time, throughout the state of Mississippi and beyond.