Brittany Cufaude, Founder, Joyful Classrooms LLC
Brittany Cufaude, Founder, Joyful Classrooms LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, DATE – DotCom Magazine today announced that The Joyful Classrooms LLC has been selected to join its annual Impact Company of The Year List For 2021. The DotCom Magazine Impact Company of The Year 2021 Award celebrates the most important segment of the economy – America’s privately owned companies whose Founders, CEOs and Amazing Team Members are making an important impact in the economy.

DotCom Magazine has honored Joyful Classrooms LLC as making a positive difference in an incredibly unique year. The DotCom Magazine 2021 Impact Company of The Year Awards celebrates shapeshifting entrepreneurs and their companies. When a company makes an impact, not only are they helping their clients, but they are also helping the world become a better place.

Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine says, “We appreciate the selfless commitment that leaders and entrepreneurs make to their brand. We are honored to award great companies our DotCom Magazine 2021 Impact Company of The Year Award. At DotCom Magazine, we believe entrepreneurs are the heartbeat of the world in so many ways. We believe it is a world where risktakers must be lauded, saluted, and respected. 2021 is an incredibly unique year in so many ways. Companies have so many ways to make an impact, and that’s why each company’s unique impact is so important than ever before. Our award winners have courage and an unyielding passion to grow and contribute in incredibly unique ways.

Jacob continues, “In 2021, everyone talks about uncertain times. In 2021, we believe it is the leaders of impactful companies that stick their head up above the crowd, and say “we can do this”, “we will get it done”, “we will make this happen”, “we are willing to pay the price, and “we will turn uncertainty into opportunity. Our award winners are selected for leadership. Their company leads and their business system leads, we consider our award winners lamplighters. We believe we need more courageous entrepreneurs bringing light into the world by building compelling companies that make a difference.

“It’s a distinct honor to be recognized among such a respected group of privately owned companies that are moving the needle on business strategy and making significant impact on the economy. We’d like to thank DotCom Magazine for recognizing how important it is to align profits, strategy and vision with positive impact that extends beyond board rooms and balance sheets,” said Brittany Cufaude Founder, Joyful Classrooms LLC. “We’d also like to thank all of the organizations and individuals we’ve had the privilege of working with over the past year. In the spirit of partnership, Joyful Classrooms LLC’s work is truly a shared collective that is empowered by our network of beloved clients and partners – who inspire business excellence every day and every step of the way.”

About The Joyful Classrooms LLC: Professionally, Brittany Cufaude specializes in school improvement and literacy consulting.  The defining characteristic of Brittany’s work in education has been a steadfast commitment to achieving equity in education and closing the achievement gap. Brittany taught and worked in district leadership in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD).  She devoted her teaching experience to Title 1 schools where she developed and coordinated reading and ELD interventions, focusing on K-12 programs and collaborations, the CCSS and ELA/ELD Framework roll-outs, and building healthy school cultures through the PLC process. Her experience includes designing a district-wide literacy reform, establishing the district MTSS plan for ELA, and directing the 2014-2015 ELA program pilots and adoptions. Brittany also spearheaded an ELD and reading intervention initiative aimed at closing the profound reading and language gaps across the district, including in special education.
In 2016, Ms. Cufaude left FCUSD to work with Benchmark Education as a national literacy consultant. In this capacity, she supported teachers and leaders in their effort to gain insight into their new ELA program and how it dovetails with the nation’s mission to foster both highly rigorous and also equity-based classrooms. Through this work, she recognized a need for connections between broader educational initiatives and the new programs, so she founded Joyful Classrooms to meet that objective. As founder of Joyful Classrooms, Ms. Cufaude devotes her time to bringing joy and equity to all children through a devotion to continuous learning & compassionate community. Joyful Classrooms members trust and employ the methods Brittany has set forth in order to foster and protect joyful and highly effective learning environments.
In 2019, Brittany joined CALI Reads as a Northern California Regional Coach. In this capacity, she has supported districts with implementing high-impact literacy strategies with middle school students, with a focus on students with special needs.
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About the DotCom Magazine Impact Company of The Year Awards: DotCom Magazine celebrates the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars — the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. At DotCom Magazine, we believe that the entrepreneurs of the world are the real superstars. We celebrate the risk takers that are committed to building a great company. From startups to more mature companies, from companies’ juts putting income on the books to companies with revenues in the millions and tens of millions, if a company is making an impact, DotCom Magazine is going to report on it. The 2021 Impact Company Awards are open to all companies for consideration. For more information visit


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