About Us

Trusted advisors to school district leaders since 2004

District Management Group helps school district leaders combine the most effective educational best practices with proven management techniques to bring about measurable, sustainable improvements in student outcomes.

We Believe

Leadership and management matter

Founded in 2004, District Management Group (DMGroup) seeks to address the most important management challenges facing American public-school leaders. The leaders of our school systems are charged with the enormous responsibility of providing students with the resources to succeed in school and beyond. To achieve this, district and school leaders must not only be great educators, they must also be great managers.

District Management Group seeks to provide district leaders with the best management and educational practices, tools, and techniques to produce measurable, sustainable improvements that help schools and students thrive. Our unwavering focus is on solutions that improve student outcomes, while enhancing operational efficiency and resource allocation. It is in achieving these three objectives simultaneously that improvements in student outcomes and the public education system as a whole can be made sustainable.

How We Help

Applying management and education best practices together

DMGroup leverages a multi-pronged approach that includes consulting, professional development, coaching, software solutions, and a membership program to tackle common system-level challenges across our nation’s public school districts. Our approach is informed by management principles, research-based best practices, and insights gathered from working with hundreds of districts across the country. We aim to bring about transformational, district-wide changes that have a lasting impact on student achievement and school performance.

Consulting Services & Technology Solutions

Our management consulting services and technology solutions bring together deep management expertise, education best practices, and systems-thinking to help district leaders succeed in solving complex challenges and achieving lasting impact.

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In-District Professional Development

Drawing on lessons learned from our work with districts, our targeted professional development programs help your central office and building leadership teams strengthen leadership and management capacity and drive results in key focus areas.

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DMCouncil Membership Program

Our District Management Council membership program brings together a nationwide community of school and district leaders committed to driving transformational change and empowers them through learning, expert advice, and community.

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Resources & Research

Our online resource library of insightful research papers, real district case studies, actionable toolkits, and books helps school and district leaders think strategically and combine management and education best practices to tackle key challenges.

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