Dr. Shaun Woodly 

Dr. Shaun Woodly is a sought after speaker & professional development expert whose highly engaging, fun, yet thought-provoking messages inspire guests for action and change. Dr. Woodly works with educators at all levels, specializing in helping those that serve in urban and culturally diverse communities.


Teaching in high-needs schools has been a daily struggle for many educators. Different personalities, backgrounds and learning abilities can raise a lot of questions about how to meet the needs of such a variety of people.

Award-winning educator and university professor, Dr. Shaun Woodly teaches research-based strategies, from almost 2 decades of experience, to help you create the optimal learning environment in your classroom. He offers strategies that allow educators to redefine classroom management and student engagement in high-needs schools so that the extraordinary gift of education becomes a catalyst to unlock the potential of every student, in every classroom, regardless of circumstances.

What students often perceive as mundane or boring will be transformed into genuinely interesting and engaging experiences. When educators create learning experiences that align with what the brain is looking to engage with, they will see a powerful transformation!  Learn to reach, motivate, and engage ALL of your students through research-backed strategies that transform teaching and learning! 

"Dr. Woodly was the perfect presenter at the convocation for our first day back to school! He energized the crowd with his motivational presentation and gave relatable personal success stories.

It is rare that all staff members (teachers, clerical, teaching assistants, BOE members, custodians) are motivated by a guest speaker. Everyone left feeling that they could successfully build relationships with our students. More than two weeks later, people are still commenting on Dr. Woodly's dynamic presentation!"

Dr. Shirley E. Martin

Asst. Superintendent for Human Resources & Professional Development Roosevelt UFSD - Roosevelt, NY

"Dr. Woodly provided a keynote and breakout sessions on the topics of Culturally Responsive Instruction, Discipline in Culturally Diverse Schools, and Targeted Family and Community Engagement. He presented information that was informative, innovative, and interactive. The administrators, teachers and staff all indicated that they received benefit from the presentations, and unanimously requested that Dr. Woodly return!

I would highly recommend Dr. Woodly as a speaker to just about any audience. He is passionate about the subject matter, he makes the presentation personal and interactive, and he leaves you wanting more. He is very well-spoken, professional, and studies his audience to ensure that he is providing what is needed."

Dr. Shirley E. Martin

Asst. Superintendent for Human Resources & Professional Development Roosevelt UFSD - Roosevelt, NY

Joy E. Richardson, Ed. D.

Assistant Director, Special Education Norfolk Public Schools



Charged with an unstoppable passion for education, Dr. Shaun Woodly, a Hampton University alum, has left indelible marks on every rung of the academic ladder. From a dedicated K-12 teacher to an inspiring university professor, his impactful journey is fueled by a commitment to transform education. Celebrated as Teacher of the Year and the recipient of several awards for his exceptional teaching, Dr. Woodly’s accolades are a testament to his remarkable influence.

Pioneering new paths to the highest levels of achievement in urban and culturally diverse schools, Dr. Woodly is the visionary architect of the transformative movement, “Teach Hustle Inspire”. TEACH means to “unlock intellectual treasure”, HUSTLE means that we “can't stop learning, won't stop learning” and INSPIRE is all about “spreading love and light”.

Dr. Shaun Woodly is also the 2X bestselling author of “MC Means Move the Class: How to Spark Engagement and Motivation in Urban and Culturally Diverse Classrooms,” as well as “The League of Extraordinary Educators: The Secret Strategies of Transformational Teachers”.

Specializing in working with schools that serve in urban, culturally diverse, and low socioeconomic communities, Dr. Woodly strives to redefine the teaching and learning experience so that the extraordinary gift of education unlocks the potential of every student, in every classroom, regardless of circumstances.