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The School Quality team provides a customized approach to assess and meet the needs of schools, districts, and staff in building their capacity to create learning environments where quality instructional practices maximize student learning. The team provides both regional and site- based services including professional development, consultation, facilitation, and coaching in the following areas:

Instructional Leadership

·    High school education  

     Administrator Leadership            

     Teacher Leadership




Research, Evaluation, & Assessment

     Assessment and Survey Development


     Data Analysis and Research


     Program Evaluations

School Improvement

School improvement frameworks and plans -



Title 1


Student Engagement

School/student culture
Classroom culture (coming soon!)
Instructional design (coming soon!)
Social Justice


What's New


Putting Research Into Practice:  2 Day Series


Positive School Culture (PBIS) resources have been updated. Newly scheduled:   Team learning

Come back soon for updates on our new Student Engagement page!

Check out the new Research, Evaluation and Assessment page.


The Learning Achievement Coalition-Oakland  (LAC-O) website has been updated for 2014-2015.  Early childhood has been added as a goal.  



Upcoming PD opportunities

 Visible Learning Plus Institute, Featuring John Hattie

 August 15 & October 1, 2014


Begin or Continue developing:  Cultures of Thinking


Opportunities for Teacher and Principal Leadership 


Opportunities for School Improvement


Our Social Justice Project continues!




The School Quality Team

For more information, contact a member of the School Quality Team


Larry Thomas, Director



Jason Almerigi Ph.D, Consultant  (Research, Evaluation and Assesment)



Stephanie BarlowProject/Department Assistant



Jan Callis, Consultant  (Title I)



Marty ChaffeeConsultant  (Leadership)



Lauren Childs Ph.D, Consultant  (Teacher Leadership)




Loraine Cooper, Project/Department Assistant



Scott Felkey, Consultant  (School Improvement)



Jonathan Flukes,  Consultant (Research, Evaluation and Assesment)



Kristine Gullen Ph.D, Consultant (High School)




Phyllis Losert, Project/Department Assistant




Jay B. Marks Ph.D, Consultant (Diversity Education)




Emily McEvoy, Consultant (Research, Evaluation and Assesment)




Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Consultant (Student Engagement


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Jessica Walsh, Project/Department Assistant




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