Name: Deniece Fields
Role: Founder, F.I.E.L.D.S. (Fearlessly Implementing Extraordinary Leadership Development Solutions) Consulting, LLC
Ms. Deniece Fields, Educator, Leader, Speaker, and Author, truly understands the power of vision in the lives of leaders. She received her formal education from the Milwaukee Public School system through high school, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after attending Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, for her first two years of undergraduate study. She went on to receive her Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
Ms. Fields began her career with the Milwaukee Public School system as a middle school English Language Arts teacher. From there, she traveled the Midwest Region as the National Reading/Writing Curriculum Coordinator. She relocated to St. Louis to serve as Assistant Principal for one year, and was quickly promoted to Principal of the Confluence Academy Old North Campus where she served for 3 years, leading a staff of 90 members and over 1,000 students. She later moved to Chicago where she served as Director/Principal of the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago for 4 years and was responsible for leading the charge of creating, preparing, and inspiring young women leaders of today and tomorrow. In June of 2014, Ms. Fields was recruited back to Milwaukee to serve as the first Executive Director of Acelero Learning Wisconsin, a major Head Start organization.
Ms. Fields’ proudest accomplishments include becoming an administrator at a very young age, leading a school to making Adequate Yearly Progress over a 3 year period, and leading the transformation of the only all-girls public charter high school in Chicago. She was one of the recipients of the first Principal Achievement Award in the city of Chicago in 2012 and was honored by the Mayor of Chicago, Mr. Rahm Emmanuel, and the CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Mrs. Barbara Byrd-Bennett, as one of Chicago’s 82 principals who made “exceptional growth” in one year.
In March of 2015, Ms. Fields stepped out and followed her passion in order to live in her purpose and founded F.I.E.L.D.S. (Fearlessly Implementing Extraordinary Leadership Development Solutions) Consulting, LLC. She serves as a Motivational Speaker, Leadership Coach, and Professional Development presenter for urban education. She is excited about building an organization that continues to support the growth of Leaders in Urban Communities, sharing her experiences with educators, leaders, and families who are ready to step up, step out, and enthusiastically serve our children, our youth, and our communities.
As a lifelong educator, Ms. Fields has a true desire to work with young people and new leaders, by guiding them through the steps in creating their own unique paths. Her experiences have not only helped her to become who she is, but has served as the instrument she uses to help those who follow her. She is very pleased with the path that God has taken her thus far, and looks forward to her continued assignments to serve others throughout her life journey.