State departments and commissions of education are mandated to provide support to their states’ lowest performing schools, often in the form of state-assigned school improvement specialists.

Because these school improvement facilitators must be geographically assigned, state education agencies need assurance that those they hire and assign are effective as performance consultants. Working with little to no authority, school improvement facilitators who have been highly effective as educators and school and district leaders can find their efforts to help low-performing to be frustrating and ineffective.

Working with state education agencies, we provide state-assigned facilitators the LAUNCH!™ Learning Experience. This hands-on, performance-based development approach supports these practitioners to facilitate the school improvement planning and implementation process so that “the doing gets done” and the targeted results are collaboratively achieved.

Through this experience we help educators make the transition to performance consulting using proven tools and approaches. They can approach their consultative roles with a sense of efficacy and see their efforts drive sustainable, systemic improvement.

State education agencies can also require candidates for school improvement specialist assignments to evidence proof of proficiency through the national Certified School Improvement Specialist™ certification.

We also help state education agencies support school districts with improving their internal alignment to support school improvement and to improve implementation, service and support to school districts and schools. For more information contact Deb Page at