About Us

Michelle Breland, a veteran educator-turned-administrator, founded Breland First Consulting in 2019 after teaching for more than two decades. She has served Chicago Public Schools as a literacy specialist, an instructional support leader, and assistant principal. Michelle decided to start her own business to expand her reach and help more districts better serve Black and brown children and other marginalized groups. 

Our Mission

Our goal is to ensure that every child in every neighborhood has equitable access to world-class learning. We provide opportunities to bridge stakeholders together for improved student outcomes and transformational change. When districts and schools learn together, students excel.

Our Team

A short introduction to the workshop instructors and why their background should inspire potential students’ confidence.

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Michelle Breland

Founder & Lead Instructor

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Jillian Forster


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Dr. Sana Ansari


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Lauren Floyd

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Dr. Sana Ansari

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