• Be a Leader.


    Today's challenges won't be solved with yesterday's thinking.





  • Trusted, Experienced Advisors

    Bringing an objective, fact-based perspective

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    Strategic Planning

    Reach Your Full Potential

    Leaders can only achieve meaningful improvements if they create, manage, and execute on a coherent strategic plan. We'll help you with all three phases of this process.

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    Budget and Finance

    Managing Change

    The Covid 19 crisis has left school leaders to face an uncertain financial future. Don't wait until you're forced to make the hard decisions - start now. We have the experience and know-how to get you there.

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    Coaching and Development

    Boards of Education & Teams

    Great teams can be built. Let us guide you through research based processes that allow your team to reach their full potential, improve communication and build trust.

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    Curriculum and Instruction

    Improve Outcomes

    Most districts fall short in this area. We can conduct a full audit of your current strategy and provide expert advice and guidance to ensure your staff have the tools they need to succeed.

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    SEL & Wellness

    Whole Child

    Students and staff can not be their best if they don't feel complete and connected to the school community. Allow our team to help build an aligned set of wrap around services and supports for the students and adults in your district.

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    Operations and HR

    Hire Hard

    Great outcomes can not be attained unless you have outstanding employees. We have built a series of selection and development processes that enable you to hire hard and grow the team's capacity.

  • Partners

    We are a dedicated squad of problem-solvers, go-getters and do-gooders.

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    A seasoned executive who is driven by his own personal journey - from young immigrant boy to superintendent of the 10th largest district in the USA.

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    Edwine Michel

    Black Belt

    Edwine is a talent and operations leader and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with years of consulting and leadership experience in organizational transformation and applying design & systems thinking toward solving complex problems.

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    Dr. Kathryn Morem


    Applies her expertise in K-12 leadership support for schools aiming to improve teacher and principal instructional capacity leading to student learning gains.


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    David Irwin

    Mr. Strategery

    A strategic thinker and pragmatic problem solver to K-12 districts large and small, education companies, education-focused philanthropies and edtech investors.

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    Dr. Dana Godek

    The Magician

    Maneuvering resources unlocks new solutions and fresh approaches. Policy and funding streams are key drivers for success, Dana works with district leaders to maximize funding resources in accomplishing their goals.

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    Dr. Alicia Tate


    Bringing a wealth of special education experience having worked with and on behalf of individuals who have disabilities and other at-risk populations, Alicia has worked at the Cabinet level at a number of U.S. public school districts.

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    Michael Moore

    The Coach

    Leaders come to coaching with different needs. When we co-design our coaching process we accelerate the individual leader’s growth, which leads to stronger performance by their team.

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    Robert Morales


    Believing budgets are the key to successful implementation of school operations and education improvement, Robert's work always revolves around the numbers in public education.

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    Terry Denoyer


    A certified user experience analyst, researcher, author of Breaking the Internet, and rock-paper-scissors champion, Terry advises and supports district leaders around the U.S.

  • Leadership Journal

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    As a funding cliff and other realities loom in the wake of massive education recovery spending,...
    The tension between the schoolhouse and the district office seems to have always existed,...
    One of the many truths 2020 exposed was the necessity for and widespread lack of connectivity to...
  • Who We've Helped

    We are proud to support these amazing partners.

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