about us

who we are

Red Apple Education is a full service education organization committed to helping school systems and their partners design and implement sustainable change. We find the missing pieces needed to get your greatest ideas off of the ground and into regular practice. Our team works hand in hand with partners to help them strategically use resources and achieve desired outcomes.

1. We begin with conversation.

We want to hear about you, tell you about us, and find where our skills can meet your needs.


2. We listen hard and ask questions.

Our work is a partnership. We can’t partner with you if we don’t know what matters to YOU!


3. We take a look around.

No one can give you meaningful input on a system they have not seen. We get up close to you and your people.


4. We partner with you.

We join with you to create and implement your customized large scale change initiative!


Students across multiple school districts


Teachers trained in measurable and sustainable interventions


New resources identified for partners


Change initiatives taken from idea to implementation

our team

Great strides in education have been achieved when there is a willingness of those most familiar with the programs and students to combine their intimate knowledge of the community’s unique challenges, goals and dreams, with outcome-oriented design thinking.

The more we can create structures that guide students and educators to achieving the metrics that matter, the more opportunities we will have to deliver on our promises to their parents.

Transformation begins with shifting the paradigms, and is made sustainable by innovating the details.

Dr. kia turner

Founder & Managing Director

“Our goal at Red Apple is to help school districts and education stakeholders align their planning, partnerships, and practices in the best interests of the teachers, kids, and communities.” – Dr. Kia Turner

An accomplished educator and instructor, Dr. Turner is widely recognized for her strategic planning, infrastructure design, teacher training, and professional development courses. With roots in a decade of K-12 classroom instruction, new teacher development, higher education and program design, she is able to create solutions for students of a wide range of backgrounds because she herself overcame many of the challenges students and teachers are facing.

For Dr. Turner, the opportunity to leverage her insights going from a student whose mother was ashamed to join her at school debate banquets because she didn’t have nice clothes, to a highly requested performance coach and speaker, is what keeps her inspired to help districts achieve greatness.

kristy michele solis

Communications & Client Liaison

“Listening, above all else, is the key to achieving great results for clients. Without truly understanding and embracing the challenges they face, you cannot hope to create long-lasting solutions.” – Kristy Michele Solis

Kristy has dedicated the past 20 years to working in communities. This has seen her counseling adults through problem-solving strategies related to marriage and family issues, helping build community programs, and supporting school staff. She has also thrived while providing academic and behavioral coaching to children to help their scholastic performance reach their potential.

Fluent in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole, Kristy enjoys making learning accessible to many different backgrounds of students.

cynthia corn

Education Fellow

“The best part about working with customers is that moment when the big plan comes together; that “light bulb moment” when everything the customer was thinking or wanting finally falls into place & success is at hand.” – Cynthia Corn

Inspired by helping organizations realize their vision, Cynthia thrives when working with those facing adversity and insurmountable odds.As CEO of Conscious Leadership Collective and now a Red Apple Education Fellow, Cynthia is a specialist at using her background to help leaders have candid conversations about privilege bias. A specialist at accomplishing difficult deliverables, Cynthia’s journey in education began with teaching Social Studies, SPED, ELL, & adult learners for continuing education. She would go on to become a highly regarded Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and Principal, before becoming an in-demand consultant.

Cynthia brings a wealth of knowledge she has demonstrated while opening a 1st-12th grade alternative school, implementing Restorative Practices which reduced discipline by 60%+, and implementing Trauma Informed Care practices to create a Trauma Sensitive School within a year.



When you absolutely need your initiatives to work, we’re here to help

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