Our Education team offers consulting services and technology solutions to help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.

What We Do

Teaching and Learning Solutions

Let our team of consultants help you take your school performance, special programs, and instruction to the next level.

Data Systems and IT Solutions

Tap the full potential of data-driven instruction and personalized learning with our technology services and solutions, including EDPlan™, the leading suite of web-based special education solutions.

Financial Solutions

Optimize your special education case management and recover the reimbursements to which you are entitled, to provide the best for every student.

Equity and Education Recovery

Meet the diverse needs of all students and bolster education recovery efforts with PCG’s full spectrum of integrated solutions.

News & Perspectives

NPR Affiliate Podcast Highlights Broward County Public Schools’ Transformative Equity Work Using PCG’s Online Learning Program, Courageous Conversations about Race with Glenn Singleton

13 days ago

In a recent article and podcast, KQED Mindshift [an affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR)], highlighted the transformative equity work of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Florida that includes Courageous Conversations about Race, the online learning program for educators by Public Consulting Group (PCG) with Glenn E. Singleton.

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Helping Broward County Public Schools Bring True Equity in Education Recovery: A Case Study

41 days ago

PCG collaborated with Broward County Public Schools, the sixth largest and most diverse district in the country, on the creation of an Education Recovery Center of Operations to coordinate the response to more than 55,000 students across the district who weren’t meeting adequate academic progress.

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Accelerate Academic Achievement

47 days ago

This blog series is designed to support school-based administrators in addressing the US Department of Education’s call to action, via the Return to School Roadmap, for federal, state, and local leaders to close the performance gap for students with disabilities during the 2021–2022 school year.

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Build School Communities and Support Students’ Social, Emotional, and Mental Health

73 days ago

The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund provides substantial funding to support the reopening of schools and to address the academic, social, emotional, and mental health concerns that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Project Success Resource Center Ramps Up for 2021-2022 School Year!

89 days ago

Last week, PCG’s Project Success team led a group of new special education teachers through the New Teacher Jump Start program – a two-day online professional learning program for teachers who support students with disabilities and have between zero and three (0-3) years of teaching experience.

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Back-to-School Blog Series to Support the 2021 “Return to School Roadmap”

94 days ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an unprecedented number of challenges facing schools and students as they approach in-person learning this fall.

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New Teacher Jump Start: Foundational Skills for New Teachers Supporting Students with Disabilities

123 days ago

Following last month’s launch of the Project Success Resource Center, we are excited to announce an upcoming program (our first for the 2021-2022 school year!) designed specifically for new teachers who support students with disabilities. Here is everything you need to know about New Teacher Jump Start.

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Introducing PCG’s New Project Success Resource Center!

139 days ago

At PCG, we strive to provide our education partners with solutions that position all students (and their teachers!) for success in school, and beyond. ‘Solutions that matter’ is more than just a tagline: it reflects our commitment to delivering solutions that improve lives, such as the special education work we do in partnership with states, districts, schools, and individual educators.

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Celebrating Community – Congratulations to our newest EPIC Awards winner

180 days ago

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Kris Marshall has been selected as PCG’s newest EPIC Awards winner for her unwavering commitment to Community, which has positively affected colleagues across the firm, the firm itself, our clients, and those they serve.

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North Carolina Teachers Win New Tools to Enhance Learning About Space Exploration

181 days ago

Space Exploration Bundles Awarded to Four Schools in Hickory, Burke, Pitt, and Union Counties

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Meet Our Team

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Ladd Van Devender

Manager / Education

Mr. Van Devender oversees more than 150 North Carolina education projects and Student Success Planning solutions throughout NC. These services include the implementation and ongoing...

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Kendra Carter

Associate Solutions Manager / Education

Kendra Carter joined PCG in 2011 as a consultant and currently serves as an Associate Solutions Manager overseeing Operations Management from the Princeton, New Jersey office.

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Dan Wistman

Manager / Education

Mr. Wistman has more than 25 years of information systems experience, including extensive experience in software development and project management of enterprise application implementations...

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John Matthews

Chief Technology Officer / Education

John Matthews serves as the CTO for PCG's education's division. John's career in IT spans 33+ years, and includes experience working in education, defense, utilities, distribution, media...

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Tim Gillespie

Associate Manager / Education

Mr. Gillespie has more than 12 years of experience working with public sector clients and school districts throughout the country. As an Associate Manager with PCG, Mr. Gillespie supervises...

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Natasha Newman

Associate Manager / Education

Natasha Newman is an Associate Manager in Education. In this role, she collaborates with client teams across the U.S. who specialize in school-based Medicaid fee for service. Natasha provides leadership in the areas of project management, reimbursement optimization, and policy and program compliance.

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Amy Whitcher Smith

Manager / Education

Ms. Smith has 19 years of experience in public sector education initiatives and is currently South Regional Manager for PCG. She has been with PCG since 1999 in the Charlotte office...

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Erin MacIntire

Associate Manager / Education

Erin MacIntire is an Associate Manager based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has more than 18 years of experience designing and managing projects for state and local education agencies and non-profit organizations. Ms. MacIntire leads a team of subject matter experts and project managers...

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Christopher Connor

Associate Practice Area Director / Education

Mr. Connor is a shareholder at PCG and assists with management of the Education practice area. He has been with PCG for more than 25 years and brings a wealth of experience in Medicaid reimbursement, case management solutions, technical implementations, and consulting engagements.

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