About Us

Trusted advisors to school district leaders since 2004

We Believe

Leadership and management matter

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

In order to achieve lasting improvement for students, we believe district and school leaders must not only be great educators but must also be great leaders and managers. DMGroup seeks to provide leaders with the best management practices, tools, and support to solve their biggest challenges. Our unwavering focus is on achieving three objectives simultaneously – making things better for students, better for staff, and better for your budget – so that improvements will be sustainable over time.

How We Help

Applying management and education best practices together

DMGroup leverages management principles and education best practices to help public school and district leaders effect system-level changes that raise student achievement and improve performance. Since our founding in 2004, we’ve partnered with hundreds of school districts across the country, of all sizes and demographics, to bring about transformational, systems-level improvements that have lasting impact for students.

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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Our Values

Working together to achieve lasting results.

At DMGroup, we’re driven by our mission to bring about lasting improvement in public education, and our values are grounded in support of this goal.


We believe that each district’s unique history, context, and culture matter. We get to know our partner districts, gaining a deep quantitative and qualitative understanding, so that we can work alongside your leadership team to help identify the right solutions and tailor implementation for long-term success.


We seek to help school districts achieve measurable and sustainable improvement, and, unlike many other firms, our work does not end with delivering a report. We aim to strengthen our partner districts’ internal capacity and, if desired, provide implementation support. For us, the measure of success is client satisfaction and real results for students and schools.


We believe we know more together than we do alone. This is why we draw on best practices from the education sector as well as management techniques with proven results in the private sector and public sector, and we leverage the collective knowledge of our nationwide network of school districts.

Equity and Inclusiveness

We know that equity and inclusiveness make us stronger. We unequivocally commit to making sure this belief shines through in our work, both by reviewing our recommendations with an equity-focused lens to ensure that the work we do with school districts not only reduces racism but is proactively anti-racist, and by continuing to create a more inclusive environment within our own organization guided by our equity statement.

Systems Thinking

We believe that true and enduring solutions require looking beyond the specific challenge at hand and taking a broad, holistic approach to achieve coherence and alignment. We deliver systems-level solutions that align with your strategic priorities and position you to bring about transformational improvement.

Meet our team of experts committed to improving public education.

At DMGroup, we're united and inspired by our mission to help school district leaders bring about lasting improvements for students. We have decades of experience working with and in school districts, and as management experts, we also draw from experience working in non-profits, the private sector, government, and technology companies to help districts achieve results.

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Help us bring about lasting improvement for students.

Working at DMGroup means collaborating with smart, passionate, mission-driven colleagues to identify creative and impactful solutions to key challenges in public school districts. Do you want to make a difference?

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