About Us


At Celebratory Leadership, we have approached this effort with the utmost focus on relevance, excellence and applicability.  Knowing that each school is unique, we have organized the materials so that the core decisions can effectively be made by the leaders on site.


We have all built our reputations on quality and creativity.  Dewitt's messaging and educational credibility of Karl and his colleague's work blends in ways that bring powerful and exciting approaches to raising achievement through the focus on school climate and culture. 


The best services are not always the most costly. With Celebratory Leadership, you can expect to get exceptional services at rates that are less than what you might pay elsewhere. While our services might be attractive, our rates are even more so.

Karl and Barb Klimek are highly successful educators with a broad range of experience in schools throughout the United States. Both bring extensive background in progressive school leadership and innovative/effective program development. Barb has served as a national trainer in school curriculum development and currently leading the content design aspects in a variety of education- related efforts. Karl, lead author of Generative Leadership and co-author of 12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action, is known for his enthusiastic and practical applications of creative and successful school programs.  His love of photography is the uniting element joining his work with that of Dewitt.

Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. Twenty years with National Geographic photographing stories around the globe has earned him the reputation as a world- class photojournalist. As a motion picture director, two of Dewitt’s films were nominated for Academy Awards.

Dewitt has published nine books including California! and John Muir’s High Sierra. His most recent book, The Nature of Leadership, was created in collaboration with Stephen R. Covey. Speaking to audiences across the country, Dewitt is recognized as a renowned lecturer. His genuine style and ability to communicate with audiences make his presentations truly outstanding.

Kimberlee  Quinn is a brilliant practicing educator that has co-developed and extensively field tested our work.  With first-hand experience incorporating the Celebratory Leadership projects and activities with her middle school students, we have discovered the true power of this program.