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 in Education

Find out how to support successful outcomes for each student by interrupting inequitable practices, examining biases and mindsets, and creating a safe, inclusive, and culturally responsive environment.

Equitable Education Recovery Services

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

News & Perspectives

Closing the Opportunity Gap for Students with Disabilities Through Progress Monitoring

152 days ago

In the new white paper, “Closing the Opportunity Gap for Students with Disabilities Through Progress Monitoring,” PCG’s Dr. Jennifer Baribeau and Dr. Jennifer Meller provide educators information on why ongoing progress monitoring of Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals is an important process to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

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University Instructors Partners with Rhode Island Department of Education to Offer Free Teacher Test Preparation & Praxis Test Vouchers

207 days ago

University Instructors (UI), a Public Consulting Group (PCG) company, is proud to announce the launch of the RIDE Praxis Preparation Program. Developed in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), this free, comprehensive preparation program aims to help teacher candidates pass Praxis tests, which are a step towards teacher certification in Rhode Island.

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Video Highlight: Vermont High School Educators Share Transformative Experiences with PCG’s Online Course, Courageous Conversations about Race with Glenn Singleton

606 days ago

For the past three years, Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho, VT, has partnered with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to engage in the online learning course, Courageous Conversations about Race with equity expert Glenn E. Singleton. The course is part of PCG’s online professional learning program that focuses on equity, inclusion, and cultural competence in education.

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PCG is Proud to Offer Professional Learning Workshops for MTSS Implementation

647 days ago

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is an essential educational framework for developing sustainable and equitable tiered supports for students. MTSS is a wholistic approach focused on prevention and calls for districts and schools to build a continuum of accessible academic and behavioral supports. The 2022–2023 school year will require school leaders to evaluate their current MTSS practices and develop a comprehensive plan to address the extraordinary range and intensity of student needs.

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

832 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

860 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

866 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

892 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!

908 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”

913 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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Meet Our Team

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Robbie Ammons

Manager / Education

Mr. Ammons has worked for the past 15 years on IEP and Medicaid school-based projects for North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Minnesota, Illinois, Florida and Virginia.

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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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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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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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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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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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Evan Lefsky

Manager / Education

Evan Lefsky (Ph.D.) is Director of Education Consulting within PCG's education division. Dr. Lefsky has worked in the education field for more than 20 years. He taught at both the K–12 and college levels and...

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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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Chy Davidson

Manager / Education

Chy Davidson has enjoyed a 23-year career in the field of education. He currently serves as Manager for Public Consulting Group, assisting educators with effective educational programs to impact student learning. He was brought onto...

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