School leaders who want to improve student performance can tap into a combination of these elements. In this paper—the fifth installment in our School Turnaround Model Series—we explain the impact of parental engagement, especially in turnaround schools, and then identify three actions that leaders can take to improve engagement levels in their schools: 1) training teachers, 2) empowering parents, and 3) fostering community.Download Whitepaper
Dr. Kaufman is a Co-Founder of Cicero Group and founder of Education Direction, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cicero Group. Dr. Kaufman has written two books (Harvard Education Press, Wiley Jossey-Bass) that are used by thousands of organizations worldwide to better leverage data in strategy creation and execution.
Kalisi helps schools execute comprehensive transformation programs that significantly improve student outcomes. His teaching career spanned 13 years in both public and private school settings, which gave him a diverse set of experiences that he now leverages as an educational consultant. Kalisi has extensive experience teaching secondary math and providing leadership for a variety of academic and extracurricular programs.
Michelle Call has experience consulting finance, technology, and nonprofit clients. Prior to joining Cicero Group, she developed a new product line and patent-pending analytics platform for a national food service company. She also worked at Sears Holding Corporation, New Level Group Consulting, and in the United States Senate. Michelle graduated from the University of Chicago with honors and a degree in political science.