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

Special education subject matter expert explores the power of presuming competence in students with significant intellectual disabilities

146 days ago

In an article published in the December 2019 issue of Principal Leadership, a publication of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), PCG’s special education subject matter expert Ashley Quick explores the power of presuming competence in students with significant intellectual disabilities. 

 

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Public Consulting Group employee voted into inaugural Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools “Community Equity Committee”

214 days ago

On October 22, 2019, the board of education for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in North Carolina voted on membership of the district’s inaugural “Community Equity Committee” as part of an effort to better ensure equity across the district.

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Public Consulting Group Employee Appointed to North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission

255 days ago

Boston, MA. September 20, 2019 – Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a leading provider of solutions implementation and operations improvement services to the public sector, today announced that Rick Purcell, associate manager in PCG’s Education practice, has been appointed to the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission, for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2019.

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Public Consulting Group expands footprint in Arkansas with the acquisition of Script™

286 days ago

Boston, MA. August 21, 2019 – Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a leading provider of solutions implementation and operations improvement services to the public sector, today announced that it is expanding its portfolio of web-based education data management tools in the EDPlanTM suite with the acquisition of the Script™ system and other related assets from their previous owner, Script, LLC.

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

367 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

395 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

412 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

417 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

432 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

437 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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Meet Our Team

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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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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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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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Dr. Jennifer Meller

Associate Manager / Education

Dr. Jennifer Meller, an Associate Manager in PCG’s Education practice area, leads the firm’s efforts in providing districts with comprehensive special education program evaluations and...

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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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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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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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Kristin Hunter

Associate Manager / Education

Ms. Hunter has more than 14 years of experience in Medicaid revenue maximization projects and the implementation of EdPlan™ in various districts across the country. Currently, she manages the...

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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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