Welcome to Hendy Avenue
At Hendy Avenue Consulting, we believe investing in great teachers and leaders has the potential to dramatically change the landscape of education in our country and the lives of millions of children.
Since 2013, we have partnered with school system leaders to create equitable opportunities for traditionally underserved students and positive environments for the adults who support them. Our work includes designing and implementing academic strategies, talent strategies, and leadership development initiatives, each customized to the unique needs of our partners.
Why the Name? In this work we talk a lot about the needs of adults. We talk about politics and data. We talk about communication and operations. But at the end of the day, this is about kids. This is about making sure every child has a great education. Hendy Avenue is the elementary school Sarah attended and reminds her of being a child. This name helps to make sure we’re always focusing on the impact for students.
We are a team of dedicated, experienced education professionals who have committed our lives to improving educational outcomes for children for the past 15-20+ years. We are former teachers, school leaders, district leaders in talent and academics, and current school board members. We are smart, funny, caring, and enthusiastic partners that you’ll enjoy working with.
Hendy Avenue Consulting is a certified Women Business Enterprise with consultants in Brooklyn, NY, Cleveland, OH, Portland, OR, and Washington, DC. We partner with districts, states, and charter management organizations nationwide - and welcome an opportunity to help you meet your goals.
Being a Part of the Hendy Team
Hendy Avenue exists not only to do excellent work serving school systems, but also to create a model work environment where education leaders can thrive and make a difference. On our team, we emphasize both impact and sustainability. We strive to lead meaningful work that makes an impact, that we're excited about, and that makes us stronger and smarter. We also promote joy and flexibility in our work to sustain ourselves and meet the needs of our families.
Hendy team members:
- Work on meaningful, long-term projects where they make a difference and have deep client relationships
- Work when, where, and how they like
- Are part of a talented team of consultants who learns and grows together through shared problem solving and weekly team meetings
- Focus on their direct work with school system leaders because they do not need to solicit work, write contracts, invoice clients, et.
- Truly care for each other and our families
- Are encouraged to bring their whole selves to the team
- Work with values-aligned school system leaders
- Are well compensated, participate in revenue sharing, and have flexible time off
"Being a part of the Hendy team has allowed me to grow in my leadership, knowledge, and skill while also maintaining balance in my broader life. I get to walk alongside leaders in school systems in support of their work, while bringing my own experiences to bear. I get to do it as a part of a team of other consultants with complimentary skills and perspectives that make me better every day.”
6 Years at Hendy
In addition to our core team, Hendy partners with exceptional individual consultants as needed for specific expertise or additional capacity. Our recent subcontractors include:
- Rochelle Van Dijk (Leadership Development)
- Jonathan McIntosh (CAO Cohort)
- Emily Banks (Math Assessment Development)
- Riley Bauling (School Leader Coaching)
- Rachel Modica-Russell (CTO Coaching)
- Grant Newman (Strategic Planning)
- Colleen Manning Linthicum (ELA Curriculum Implementation PD)
"Collaborating with Hendy Avenue Consulting has been a rewarding journey. Their approach marries detail-oriented planning and precise implementation with a nuanced, creative, and strategic vision that is nothing short of exceptional. The Hendy team fosters trusting relationships and consistently delivers highly effective solutions to their clients, establishing themselves as indispensable partners."
-Rochelle Van Dijk
"I truly enjoyed my time working with the Hendy Avenue Consulting Team. The project I worked on with the Hendy team was one of the highlights of my year. The team was truly focused on creating the very best support and materials that were aligned to the needs of the clients. From the start of my work to the end, I always felt like a valued member of the team and was supported to strong work. I would hands down recommend working for Hendy to anyone who is looking for subcontracting work AND to any school/ school leader looking for a supportive team to help them lead change in their school."