A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

- Brad Henry

How do we help you invest in your talent?

Talent Strategy

We partner with system leaders to define a comprehensive talent cycle from entrance to exit. Based on research, best practices and our own experience in districts and CMOs, our support helps you meet your goals of effective and happy educators in every school.

Development and Evaluation

We work with districts, states and charter networks to craft rigorous definitions of excellence for teachers and leaders. Multiple measures of effectiveness are based on both research and your unique school culture.

Retention, Compensation and Career Pathways

To attract and retain effective educators, we support your development of models for recognizing and rewarding excellence.

Professional Learning

We work with you to develop tools that prioritize teacher development and train your leaders to provide high-quality feedback to help teachers grow.

Stakeholder Engagement & Change Management

Change does not happen in a vacuum.  We help implement meaningful engagement strategies to invest your stakeholders and drive lasting improvement.



Understanding Your Needs

We will first work with you to clearly define the problem and to understand the current strengths and challenges in the system in order to create a plan customized to best meet the needs of schools and teachers.

Utilizing Research and Best Practices

We are committed to using national best practices to support the work. In addition to published research, this also includes utilizing our extensive network of leaders in the field and working with the best vendors.

Focusing on the “How”

We have a strong focus on change management, transparent communication strategies and continuous feedback because we believe that success ultimately lies in how teachers and leaders experience the change.  Therefore, we work directly with teachers and leaders (or support you to work with them) to gather their input and build their investment.

Commitment and Collaboration

The strong commitment of all stakeholders – from teachers and school leaders to union leadership and district leadership – is required for success. Therefore, we work with you to build commitment and opportunities for collaboration across stakeholder groups.

Learning and Improving

We strongly believe in a continuous improvement model where we can learn quickly and improve our model to best meet teacher and school needs. Whenever possible, we will build piloting into the design process and work with you to modify and improve your customized model.