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.

News & Perspectives

PCG named gold medal winner in the 2019 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

79 days ago

We are proud to share that PCG’s finalist entry in the Scaling Pedagogical Knowledge and Practice category was selected as a gold medal winner in the 2019 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards for its work with Teach Every Child Connector (SII) in partnership with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Florida.  

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Cult of Pedagogy media coverage: Broward County Public Schools takes equity work to the next level with EducatorEd course

107 days ago

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Florida, the sixth largest school district in the United States, serves nearly 300,000 students from widely diverse backgrounds that represent nearly 200 different languages and cultures.

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EducatorEd courses featured in media coverage on the benefits of online professional learning

124 days ago

PCG’s EducatorEd platform offers research-based, online professional learning for districts and K-12 educators. We are thrilled that two of our online courses offered through EducatorEd were recently featured in leading industry publications.

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New white paper: Rethinking School Safety in the New Normal

129 days ago

In his decades of experience spanning many roles, PCG’s special education subject matter expert Will Gordillo has personally experienced some very tragic events on the job that unexpectedly escalated to a crisis-level, involving incidents of violence and threats initiated by students. While he was fortunate to work in school districts that used available frameworks as resources, the processes were often paper- and form-driven, had great variability, lacked uniformity, and were sometimes not consistently implemented as they were intended, all of which impacted fidelity.

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PCG at SXSW EDU: New insights on “equality,” “equity” -- and what they mean for education

144 days ago

“Equity” and “Equality” are two words that look alike, sound alike, and but for the difference of two letters, would be identical. But when it comes to delivering quality education for all children and young people, they are two words with profoundly different meanings and implications. However, many seem to not know the difference.

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Highlights from SXSW EDU 2019

149 days ago

PCG staff recently attended one of the education industry’s premier events, SXSW EDU, in Austin, Texas from March 4-7, 2019. After months of hard work and planning, this proved to be our biggest year yet. PCG kicked things off by hosting an exclusive dinner event on Monday, March 4th and sponsoring the official SXSW EDU Opening Party immediately after on the same evening. 

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PCG at SXSW EDU: The transformational power of “presuming competence” in every student we teach

170 days ago

A friend of mine has what would be considered a significant disability: Mindy uses a wheelchair, has limited mobility, and communicates primarily by utilizing device she controls with the movement of her eyes to create text and speech output. She requires assistance from others to eat, get dressed, and complete other activities of daily living.

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PCG’s partner, Broward County Public Schools, authors contributed content on district-wide equity initiative

184 days ago

To meet the needs of educators working in urban school districts serving diverse student populations, PCG offers rigorous, research-based courses through our Professional Learning Platform (PLP), designed to improve teacher effectiveness and raise student achievement. The Broward County Public School District (BCPS) in Florida is one such district with an extremely diverse student population, representing over 200 countries and over 190 languages, that we are proud to call a partner.

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Making the most of SXSW EDU: 5 Tips from a conference veteran

187 days ago

For education professionals seeking to stay current with the most important innovations in teaching and learning, no event rivals the annual SXSW EDU conference in Austin, Texas, coming up on March 4 through 7. As you’d expect from its name, SXSW EDU is jam-packed with a Texas-sized selection of learning, professional development, and networking opportunities for teachers, principals, school administrators, researchers, consultants, and innovators.

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Helping Districts Drive Change

202 days ago

In a new guest blog post published via eSchoolMedia this week, PCG’s Evan Nisonson shares insights from his work helping states and school districts implement strategies to improve outcomes. Evan encourages districts to commit to a three-pronged approach blending technology upgrades, professional development, and coaching if they are looking to drive sustainable, improved results quickly.

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Meet Our Team

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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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Dr. Jack McLaughlin

Manager / Education

Dr. McLaughlin comes from a proud family tradition of service in public education. He has served as school teacher and chief administrator in New York and California. In California, he served as...

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Ed Gund

Associate Practice Area Director / Education

Mr. Gund assists with management of the firm's education division, with a focus on larger contracts. Prior to joining PCG, he served for more than 20 years in a variety of senior-level marketing...

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Bryan Hawkom

Manager / Education

Mr. Hawkom currently heads up the northeast business for PCG's education division. In addition, he runs large engagements in Michigan and New Jersey and oversees staff in five PCG offices throughout...

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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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Grant Blair

Practice Area Director / Education

Grant Blair directs PCG's Education consulting services for the firm. In the last ten years, he has worked with hundreds of school districts across the nation on information technology, data, operations...

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Jim Popp

Manager / Education

Since 1994, Mr. Popp has dedicated his career to helping K-12 students and school leadership “believe and achieve.” Before joining PCG, Mr. Popp was Founder and President of University...

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Greg Nadeau

Manager / Education

Mr. Nadeau leads the team at PCG that developed the National Education Data Model/CCSSO State Core Model and the USED CEDS Data Model. He has served as an expert consultant to more...

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Gerry Stefhon

Associate Manager / Education

Mr. Stefhon is an Associate Manager in PCG's education division overseeing large scale MTSS/RTI implementations. Currently, he is leading extensive communications planning projects for Dallas ISD and...

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