The Value of Edufaith Educational Services

Restoring Faith in Education One Student at a Time

Welcome! Edufaith Educational Services is committed to providing services to diverse learners. Edufaith Educational Services offers educational insight and is motivated to help families of students with and without disabilities reach their strongest academic desires for their children with equity, inclusion, and college and career readiness. Edufaith educates families, counsels, and supports clients through individualized attention, guidance, and research with expertise in college planning's multifaceted processes.

Edufaith Educational Services specializes in supporting post-secondary goals for families of students with and without disabilities, educators, provide professional development, and help college students to reach their strongest and career goals. Edufaith specializes in equity and inclusion, Section 504, Special Education, English Speakers of Other Languages, and leadership.

Take a look at the specific services Edufaith has to offer.

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Essential Tips for Section 504 Coordinators


Essential Tips for Section 504 Coordinators

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Essential Tips for Section 504 Coordinators

About Me

Dr. Nakia Simmons Cotton

Dr. Cotton is an author and educator that values diverse learners and unique student needs. She is the author of Essential Tips for Special Education Leaders now available on Amazon. Dr. Cotton has been in education for over twenty years, where she has served as an educator, school, and district administrator.


Dr. Cotton is passionate about providing services for students with various needs who are served under Special Education, English Speakers of Other Languages, and Section 504 with College and Career Readiness. She is also has a distinguished background in providing professional development and educating adult learners about diverse learners. Through Edufaith, Dr. Cotton aspires to support and restore faith in education for students, parents, teachers through community resources using her expertise in equity, inclusion, and individualized learning.

Nakia is the proud mother of two sons Kaylon and Kristian.  She attended Florida A&M University, where she obtained her Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Nakia has her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University. 

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Essential Tips for Section 504 Coordinators is available on Amazon! 
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Essential Tips for Special Education Leaders! Available for Speaking Engagements

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Your Educational Consultant and Strategic Partner

Edufaith educates families, counsels, and supports clients through individualized attention, guidance, and research with expertise in college planning's multifaceted processes. As an experienced educator with over twenty years of experience, I understand the importance of your student's future and take pleasure in providing them with valuable resources, especially those students with special needs and proper guidance that will be essential throughout the educational journey.  I also understand that education and leadership are an ever-changing and challenging profession where educators and leaders need coaching and support.

Our services include inclusion and equity trainings for students with disabilities (IDEA, Section 504 and English Speakers of Other Languages), college dissertation coaching, education, and leadership coaching, transition, college and career readiness, and post-secondary coaching and support for adults and students with and without disabilities. Edufaith’s primary focus is on supporting and ensuring inclusion students receiving services for special education, Section 504, and English Speakers of Other Languages.

Transition, Post-Secondary and Career Consultation and Coaching

Paths to Success

Edufaith educates families, counsels, and supports clients through individualized attention, guidance, and research with expertise in college planning's multifaceted processes. 

  • High School Foundation and College Preparation

  • College Overview and Search Process Assistance

  • College Visit and Application Assistance

  • Interview, Application and Preparation Techniques

  • General College Preparation Advice

  • College Post-Secondary Disability Application Process and Support

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Leadership and Educator Coaching

Empowering Educators at All Levels

Edufaith works with educators in a variety of areas because educators' roles are multifaceted. School districts offer great teacher and educational leader programs, however, individual coaching and support from your employer can be intimidating.  Edufaith consultation services provide coaching and support in requested target areas.

Our goals are to support teachers and leaders beyond the employer in a non-evaluative way model. With effective recommendations and strategies, collaborative meetings, and feedback to ensure that all educators are heard.

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Special Education, Section 504 and Diverse Learner Professional Development Outsource, Resources, and Consultation

An Educator with Heart Approach

Edufaith values the importance of each student's diverse future and takes pleasure in providing valuable resources to support diverse learners.

Edufaith outsources to consultants to provide professional development, support, and resources according to the laws and content relating to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (Special Education), English Speakers of Other Language, and the Office of Civil Rights (Section 504) under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act.

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Dissertation Coaching

The Path to Success

Edufaith offers dissertation coaching that will help you assist with the dissertation or thesis process. As a former doctorate student, I know and understand that dissertation preparation can be overwhelming and stressful. Edufaith understands graduate students' needs and what it takes to be successful in graduate school. My goal is to help you guide you through the dissertation or thesis process by assisting with information, time management strategies, and realistic work plans for dissertation completion.

Edufaith will mentor, provide feedback, and assist through practices that can help alleviate barriers to finishing such as anxiety, negative thinking, procrastination, and other common obstacles from Chapter One to your doctoral defense.


Edufaith offers free one time consultations. Some services are offered based on the location. Edufaith services the surrounding Metro-Atlanta areas, Georgia and Florida.


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As a Superintendent, it was my pleasure to have Dr. Cotton on my district administrative team as the ESE Director.  I selected her for this position because she truly has a huge heart for students and their families.  Although she is an industry expert in compliance and policy implementation for special needs students, Dr. Cotton goes far beyond these requirements in her unmatched enthusiasm and “people first” approach.  I am a veteran educator with over 30 years in the field, and I’ve rarely seen the authenticity, dedication, and advocacy for the individual needs of students that Dr. Cotton consistently displays.  I’m thrilled to recommend her to anyone seeking consultation and support from this talented and values-driven educator!

Dr. Lynn Wicker

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Dr. Cotton is an amazing leader. As she piloted the special education program in a Metro Atlanta School District, I had the opportunity to work under her supervision for 3 years. She truly has a passion to help students with learning disabilities succeed. Dr. Cotton works extremely hard to provide teachers and staff with resources to ensure they are equipped with the tools for every scholar to excel. I truly do appreciate everything I have learned from Dr. Cotton.

Michael Ikuesan, Ed.S.

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