Teaching Done Right, All Children Can Learn

TDR is Dr. Hughes’ motto and educational belief. 
She has seen its’ success throughout the years.



About Dr. P.J. Nickels Hughes


P.J. is a much sought after educator, trainer and public speaker. Prior to her becoming and author and presenter she was a Middle School English as a Second Language and Spanish teacher In Alamosa, Colorado. She completed a Double Master’s in Bilingual Education and Linguistics. P.J. obtained her Administrator’s Certification and was an Elementary Principal.


Dr. Hughes continued her education and earned a Doctorate in Education.  She has worked as a Consultant with the Colorado Department of Education, assisting in grant reading on the Spanish Standardized Testing Committee, Bias Committee and as  a “Trainer of Trainers”. She has also specialized in teaching teachers to teach in the diverse classroom. She has also served as an adjunct Professor at several colleges.


As a Elementary School Principal, in two Colorado School Districts, she implemented the 504 law and saw test scores rise and discipline referrals drop. She has been called on to visit schools and help with the implementation of 504 and other programs.


She has a humorous way of looking at teaching and the way students learn.  She has specialized in the study of brain development and student learning.  She approaches many educational topics in what has been said, Her “Erma Bombeck” style.


This former teacher, principal and mother of six has faced it all and has answers and ideas for everyone who is teaching students of any age.



In-service, Seminars, Trainings, Workshops and Speaking Topics
for school districts, individual schools, home schools, private schools,  Christian schools, conferences, no forum is too large or small.

Dr. Hughes travels world wide.


*      Teaching Teachers to Teach

*      Training Trainers to Train

*      Reading In-service

*      Writing In-Service

*      Aligning and Articulating Standards Across Curriculum

*      Teaching Across-Curriculum

*      Teaching In the Diverse Classroom

*      Always Having a Prepared Classroom

*      Developing a Class curriculum aligned to National Standards

*      Setting Everyone Up for Success

*      Key Note Speaker (Adapts speaking engagements to theme)


Dr. Hughes has appeared on radio talk shows, TV  and internet radio. 


For booking information contact:


Dr. Pennie J. Nickels Hughes

4755 County Road 27

Monte Vista, CO 81144