About Fiedeldey Consulting

Fiedeldey Consulting LLC comprehensively supports school districts, educators, families, advocates, and agencies in identifying, developing, and deploying quality level professional support.

Founder Steve Fiedeldey (he/his) is a restorative practitioner who has a diverse background in education. He is a passionate and dedicated advocate for children, with over 12 years of experience in teaching, support services, and educational leadership. Steve is adept at leading multiple teams and creating detailed action plans to implement data-driven decisions that result in increased student achievement and social-emotional well-being. He focuses on the critical work of supporting staff to implement evidence-based curriculum and practices, while individualizing instruction.

Since 2007, Steve has served as an adjunct psychology professor at Montclair State University. He transformed the curriculum to authentic problem-based learning that incorporates knowledge of law, standardized testing, case studies, and creating multi-tiered systems of support. Additionally, from 2009 to 2014 Steve has served as a school psychologist, before becoming Director of Special Services.

Steve holds his BA in Psychology, MA in Educational Psychology, and MA in Educational Leadership, while also holding certificates as a school psychologist, principal and in restorative practices. Steve is most proud of his work in comprehensive crisis intervention protocols and procedures, as well as, school-based universal mental health screening for depression, anxiety, and adverse childhood experiences.

Having spent over the past decade supporting all learners, Steve has developed relationships with phenomenal educators and specialists. The Fiedeldey Consulting LLC team is supported by general and special educators, school psychologists, clinical social workers, reading specialists, learning disabilities teacher consultants, board certified behavior analysts, administrators, as well as speech, occupational, and physical therapists.

Meet the Team

Loren Campbell (she/they) is a writer, full-time School Psychologist, and workshop facilitator, specializing in healing-centered care, mental health, joy, and building a more equitable and inclusive world. Loren has been an HBCU liaison for the Human Right’s Campaign, the trauma and healing facilitator at the 2020 People of Color Virtual Pride event, and 2021 educational panelist at California State University-Monterey Bay. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn and spends her days at a elementary school supporting teachers, families, and students navigate the social-emotional, academic, and social impacts of the pandemic.

Rachel Lotus (she/her) is a Brooklyn-based sexuality educator, speaker, consultant and a proud mom of three fierce kiddos. Her passion for educating diverse populations flourished early and often: as an advocate for differently abled students in undergrad; an ELL teacher at home and abroad; a writing coach to patients in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Visible Ink program; a volunteer with the non-profit 826NYC; and as an English and creative writing teacher to her beloved middle and high school students in the New York City public schools. After witnessing firsthand the dearth of quality sex ed and the particularly devastating impact on LGBTQ+ youth, Rachel realized a lifetime dream and founded The Talk NYC a one-stop shop for inclusive, progressive gender/sexuality education, providing kids, parents, and schools with dynamic, relevant, truly transformative workshops. In all her roles, Rachel is deeply driven by the belief that when all students feel safe, seen, and celebrated, extraordinary things are possible.

Patty McGee (she/hers) is a New Jersey-based author, educator, and consultant who envisions learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power. Her latest book is Writer’s Workshop Made Simple: 7 Essentials for Every Classroom and Every Writer (Benchmark Education 2021). Patty’s first book, Feedback that Moves Writers Forward: How to Escape Correcting Mode to Transform Student Writing (Corwin 2017), is a favorite of many teachers of writing. Her favorite moments are when groups of teachers are working with students together in the classroom. Patty helps us focus on how instruction plays a pivotal role in students' mental health.

Julie Melki (she/hers) has worked in education for nearly two decades, beginning her journey at a juvenile treatment center for adjudicated youth. She has since dedicated her career to serving children from economically disadvantaged communities. Julie has served as a middle school counselor, Head of Scholar Support, and Director of Special Populations and Social Emotional Learning (SEL), where she has provided direct support, coaching, and trainings in the areas of mental health, special education, SEL, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) and LGBTQIA+ issues. She is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and a military veteran spouse.

Shaunda Morrow (she/hers) is a mother of 4 with over a decade of classroom teaching experience, educational leadership in the area of restorative practices with a focus on equity. She currently provides leadership for the Leadership Academy Network, an innovative partnership between Fort Worth ISD and Texas Wesleyan University. Shaunda overcame Guillain Barre, an autoimmune disorder, and breast cancer which helped her develop a life with intention and purpose, including such disciplines as prayer, nutrition, and fitness. She is a testament that challenges in life are an opportunity to trust in One that’s greater than herself.

Katherine Moyé (she/hers) began her teaching career at a public school in the Bronx. After several years teaching in NYC she relocated to San Francisco to teach in independent schools. Katherine’s experience as an early elementary school educator, in public, private and charter schools, was fertile ground to employ restorative justice practices with young learners, their peers, teachers, and families. As an elementary school administrator in Cleveland, Ohio she employs restorative practices in order to develop a strong social emotional foundation in grades K-5. By acknowledging, then celebrating “mistakes” we can use restorative practices as opportunities for growth and change. The first step to success is just giving it a try.

Hunter Robbins (he/his), is a mental health professional with proven track record in community organization, training initiatives, and public facing positions. He has a broad education base with varied career experiences ranging from adverse childhood experiences to suicide prevention. Hunter's unparalleled desire is to bring the best support and services to the communities that need them. Hunter has worked for Access Services where he supported the mobile crisis team prior to becoming a Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation.

Tamika Tretu (she/hers) has been a teacher, school leader, and adjunct professor in NYC for over a decade. Tamika is passionate about fusing culturally responsive teaching with an engaging, project-based curriculum so that all students feel invested and challenged. Tamika currently serves as Senior Director of Education at Black Girls Code where she leads a team of Curriculum Developers who create joyfully, rigorous coding curriculum to expose girls of color to tech. She is ecstatic to be able to use her ingenuity and education background to help all students reach their highest potential. Tamika’s passions include improving in the disciplines of mindfulness and meditation, nutrition and fitness and intentionally pursuing a life of collecting experiences and connection rather than things.

Jessica Velasco (she/hers) has been a program manager and a special education teacher for almost a decade in New York City. Jessica discovered her passion for highlighting individuality, dismantling the status quo of assimilation, and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices through coaching and developing educators. Jessica creates inclusive communities, brave and psychologically safe workplaces wherever she brings her talents. As a facilitator, Jessica allows individuals to be comfortable with the uncomfortable while attaining a growth mindset with psychological safety. Jessica is a proud board member of FYLPRO (Filipino Youth Leaders Program), a network of high-performing, next-generation leaders advancing the Philippine and Fil-Am community.