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 Offers Free Special Education Planning Resource to Aid Schools’ Reopening Preparations Amid Pandemic

7 days ago

[Princeton, NJ] July 29, 2020 – Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a leading consulting firm supporting state and local education agencies across the country, today announced the launch of its Special Education Reentry Checklist: a free resource to help special education departments prepare for schools to reopen for the 2020–2021 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

212 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”

280 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

321 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™

352 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

433 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

461 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

478 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

483 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

498 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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Meet Our Team

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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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Peter Gilles

Manager / Education

As a Manager within PCG's Education division, Peter Gilles works out of the Chicago office, overseeing large scale and statewide projects focused on special education and school-based Medicaid reimbursement...

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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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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 McGlynn

Manager / Education

Mr. McGlynn is a Manager in PCG's education practice, leading the firm’s statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) service line and serving as a member of PCG’s Revenue Services and Case Management service line executive team. Jim joined the firm in 2010, bringing to PCG more than a decade of experience working a science teacher and non-profit executive in the education sector.

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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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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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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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Tamu Thomas Walker

Associate Solutions Manager / Education

Tamu Thomas Walker serves as Associate Solutions Manager for Public Consulting Group (PCG), as well as Vice President of University Instructors (UI), a wholly owned subsidiary of PCG. For nearly two decades, the Virginia Union University graduate...

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