Current Clients:
National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
  • working with the Board of Directors to manage a professional organization representing 175 colleges and universities; 40 high schools and school districts; and 9 states and professional organizations.
  • supporting the Board of Directors in creating its first strategic plan to steer a previously all-volunteer professional organization through a time of growth and transition
  • promoting the organization through presentations, media and government relations, and advocacy as an authoritative voice on concurrent enrollment
Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, University of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • principal consultant for an initiative that supported the development of seventeen new, innovative high schools funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • provide coaching support to multiple planning teams planning new schools and for existing schools adopting transformative models
  • lead consultant on a policy study to improve the state's approach to college transition programs
Prior Clients:
The Mind Trust (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • author or editor of more than a dozen grant applications and reports during initial launch of a new nonprofit organization fostering entrepreneurial solutions to public education challenges
  • member of team evaluating competitive applications for a prestigious fellowship, marketed fellowship to recruit high-calibre applicants
Indiana Department of Education (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • facilitator of the College and Career Success Advisory Committee to provide input into an initiative to identify student expectations and K-12 school practices that support college and career success.
  • recruited committee members, organize committee meetings and agendas, facilitate discussions and deliberations
City of Indianapolis, Office of the Mayor (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • provide research and technical support for the Indianapolis Charter Schools Initiative, particularly in application review and accountability efforts

Ball State University, Office of Charter Schools (Muncie, Indiana)
  • conducted a needs assessment of the Charter School Accountability Framework, Academic Walkthrough process, and Virtual Charter School oversight
  • researched and summarized best practices to inform leadership of alternate approaches
National Association of Charter School Authorizers (Alexandria, Virginia)
  • managed the Education Service Providers Project, an effort to provide information and tools to improve relationships between charter schools and educational service providers
  • compiled a clearinghouse of objective information about all management companies and comprehensive school design organizations serving the national market for charter schools
District of Columbia State Education Office (Washington, District of Columbia)
  • analyzed data on public and charter school student performance and outcomes, authored student performance chapter for the city's first "State of Education" report
  • coordinated efforts by a newly-created agency to launch an initiative to improve the quality, comparability, and availability of information on education in the District of Columbia