Reading, Writing, Coaching, & Creativity for Learners, Families, and Educators

LELA stands for Life, Education, Literacy, Arts, and LELA House is a virtual community where learners, families, and educators enrich their lives, learning, literacy, and creativity with coaching, consulting, and courses.

Education Experiences


LELA House supports graduate students by providing asynchronous paper reviews and a virtual study room.

Paper Review – Depending on paper length and required turnaround time, pricing ranges from $.03 per word to $.07 per word.

Click to fill out the contact form to explain a bit about your project and to learn more about pricing and turnaround time.

Virtual Study Room – Most people study more productively when surrounded by others who are studying. In a LELA House Virtual Study Room, you will join others in the act of studying. While in the study room you will set and share your intentions and goals for the session, study for blocks of time, and enjoy blocks of break time where you can participate in a suggested study break activity (90 minutes). Check back soon for upcoming session dates and times.


LELA House supports families by offering the LELA House Cottage School. This program is for homeschool families looking for support with high school English.

For a few hours one day per week, students in the St. Louis, MO area can meet in person at a dedicated location to receive support through a high school English curriculum. The curriculum will include traditional high school readings along with African American centered texts.

The Cottage School will open in August 2023. Space is limited.

Virtual opportunities also exist for families outside of the St. Louis, MO area.

Click to fill out a contact form for more information.

I also host a Youtube channel where I discuss writing, 19th Century US literature by and about black people, and my family’s journey navigating higher education with our children.


LELA House supports educators through offering virtual experiences to institutions of higher education. These experiences, which can be combined into packages, include coaching, consulting, and connection centered on writing, reading, and real & raw exploration. Click to fill out the contact form for more information.

Community Writing Workshops – Participants explore topics salient to your institution through writing and reflection (75 minutes).

Values Workshops – Participants determine their values and how to activate them in daily decision-making. This workshop uses writing, reflection, and connection and can be useful to determine individual values or collective values (75 minutes).

Powerful Question Workshops – Participants break down and respond to a question about your institution’s impact and future. Then participants support each other in plotting a course forward. This workshop can be offered in one to four sessions (one question per session) and uses writing, reflection, and small and large group work (90 minutes per session).

Self-Care Series – Participants explore literacy, creativity, and meditation as self-care practices. This is a four session workshop series. See session topics below (Each session is 75-90 minutes).

  • DEAR – (Drop Everything And Read)
  • DEW – (Drop Everything & Write)
  • DEAC – (Drop Everything And Create)
  • DEAM – (Drop Everything And Meditate)

Common Reading Sessions – Help your educators learn together by offering common book studies. We will work together to determine the number of sessions in each book study (60 minutes per session).

Educator Email Coaching – Provide 30 consecutive days of email coaching to your educators.

Confident & Courageous Coaching – Provide 3 months of 1:1 coaching personalized to meet the needs and outcomes of your educators.

What community members say about LELA House….

Through writing with guidance from LELA life coach, Dr. Roshaunda Cade, I’m trying to heal myself after years of having my autonomy and feelings invalidated by my family because of my disabilities. Writing and discussing my thoughts with Dr. Cade helps me to step back and examine myself like an alien. How do my values manifest? How do my values shape who I am? How do I want my values to manifest? Dr. Cade is helping me on my journey of self-actualization by encouraging me to shine a light on my own S.TA.R. stories that highlight how I use my talents daily to live my life, and I know her guidance can help you too!

― Margarita S.

I have been struggling with starting a blog post and public presentation. This course has given me basic skills to begin my writing and taking my preparation to the next level. Roshaunda explained the information in a way I could understand. I truly appreciated that at one point she is changing ideas and talks through the process and this was very helpful for me because my thoughts are continuously evolving. Thank you Roshaunda for this course.

― Robert H.

In life, sometimes you may find that you need some direction and/or encouragement in making a major life decision. This was the case for myself. More specifically, I was trying to figure out the career that’s right for me. Through Dr. Roshaunda Cade’s coaching, I was able to determine the career I would like to pursue. Dr. Cade is highly-knowledgeable, upbeat, supportive, and always has some words of encouragement. I am forever grateful for the coaching/guidance she provided me.

― Auriel C.

Upon my first coaching session with Dr. Roshaunda Cade, my confidence and my attitude were positively altered, and God gave me peace during my coaching sessions with her. She has a way of inspiring, highlighting and thought-provokingly guiding you to recognize your writing strengths and weaknesses simultaneously. Her kind tone and professional knowledge base ignites one to retrieve from their mental schema the grammar and Standard English rules and protocols warranted for various writing situations. I would highly recommend Dr. Roshaunda Cade for your dissertation or basic writing needs because she is highly qualified and passionate about mentoring the whole person and not just their writing needs.

― RaShawn J.

I’m Roshaunda D. Cade, Ph.D., certified executive life coach, certified life story coach, education consultant, and writing coach. I hold a bachelors, masters, and doctorate in English, and I have extensive experience with online education and operating in virtual spaces. I’ve been working in education for 25 years – in higher education and high school, residence life, student affairs, academic resources, faculty development, writing centers, and, of course, teaching (at both the post-secondary and secondary levels). I’ve supervised student workers as well as large teams of terminally degreed professionals. I’m also a mom who has navigated all levels of schooling with my own children. In short, I’ve worked in and experienced numerous facets of education and understand how learners, families, and educators feel. After my years working in education, I created LELA House to support learners, families, and educators. I love to serve, and I enjoy helping people become who God created them to be. I believe God created every individual, including you, with a unique design to transform the world.


The mission of LELA House is to rethink school and reframe education by using coaching, literacy, and creativity to support learners, families, and educators as they pursue their purpose.


The vision of LELA House is to ignite worldwide revival by empowering people to discover their unique designs, become critically engaged, and transform their communities.