Custom Consulting and Implementation Support

Rethink systems to achieve big impact for students

Our Perspective

A tailored approach will embed lasting change

There are times when school districts have opportunities to do something radically different to make progress. In those times and circumstances, district leaders must step up to meet the needs of students in new ways, communicate their vision effectively to stakeholders, and ensure systems and structures support sustainability.

Our Approach

DMGroup’s custom consulting services and implementation support combine insight and strategic vision to help district leaders reach aspirational goals.

  • Tailored consulting services to meet your district’s unique needs
  • Support aligned with district priorities to help you achieve sustainable improvement
  • Proven approaches backed by best-practices research
  • Deep analysis of current state to support decision making
  • Recommendations based on a multi-faceted understanding of challenges, needs and objectives
  • Change management support that builds leadership capacity, staff development and community support

Key Benefits

Bring about lasting improvement with a customized approach

  • Develop strategies that align systems and structures to district priorities.
  • Build leadership capacity to help tackle your toughest challenges.
  • Gain deep understanding of current practices and opportunities.
  • Achieve scalable, sustainable, lasting change for students, families and staff.
  • Tackle tough challenges with an experienced partner committed to supporting all stakeholders throughout the process.

Consulting Services

Expertise and support to help you achieve your biggest goals

Consulting Service

Breakthrough Team Support

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Activate front-line staff to tackle specific performance objectives with rapid-cycle, agile techniques embedded in our structured Breakthrough Team approach. Through a combination of professional development training, hands-on support and coaching, get change moving faster on challenges ranging from improving math and ELA outcomes to improving attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism. We’ll work with you to create a tailored program targeted to your specific performance improvement objectives and support your teams throughout.

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Human Capital Review

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Create a sustainable system to attract, grow and retain talented teachers and administrators, building on your district’s strengths and addressing concerns, while maintaining a focus on raising achievement for all students. We’ll work with you to define the scope of the review, tailored to your needs, and compare current approaches to best practices for meeting your unique needs.

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Central Office Redesign

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Conduct a review of central office roles and responsibilities, compare current practices to best practices and align organizational structures and administrative resources to best support district objectives.

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High School Redesign

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Through a visioning and strategic planning process, develop and implement a high school redesign that meets your district’s objectives for student learning at the high school level and ensures that students graduate ready to meet their next challenges.

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Secondary Course Offerings Review

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Conduct a comprehensive review of course offerings to ensure that the courses you offer are meeting student’s needs as well as the objectives for the district. We’ll work with you to define the scope and objectives of the review, which could include evaluating the rigor of course offerings, identifying gaps, optimizing course offerings to address enrollment challenges or planning for expected increases or decreases in overall school enrollment.

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School Turnaround Support

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Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for school turnaround with a team working side-by-side with you throughout. We’ll supplement your team’s leadership capacity, analyze current practices and compare them to best practices, help you develop and embed new systems to support improvement, manage change to meet school and district priorities, and work with you to build community support and leadership capacity. Our school turnaround expertise is extensive and always tailored to your unique needs.

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State Education Agency Support

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DMGroup partners with state education agencies on a variety of projects designed to develop leadership capacity within the state’s districts, collect and analyze state-wide data, develop tools and resources for district leaders to better support their planning and initiatives, and develop analyses of state educational policies to inform strategies and recommendations. If you are working within a state agency, there are a variety of ways in which we can support your efforts to better support the districts in your state.

Looking for Professional Development?

We can provide customized professional development programs for your district to build capacity for systemic improvement, including coaching, workshops for your leadership team, and retreat facilitation for your cabinet and/or school board.

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Client Result

New Bedford Public Schools' (MA) turnaround efforts led to a major milestone: the district being released from state monitoring.

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The challenge of turnaround is that a multitude of leadership and management issues must be tackled but taking these on all at once can seem overwhelming. DMGroup provided tremendous support and was an important partner.

Dr. Pia Durkin, Former Superintendent,
New Bedford Public Schools (MA)

Interested in something more specifically tailored to meet your needs?

DMGroup can provide custom-tailored support to help your school district in any area of systems review, improvement, and implementation. If you have a unique need, reach out to let us know how we can help you.

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