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.

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

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

89 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

130 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

315 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

343 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

349 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

375 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!

391 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”

396 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

425 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!

441 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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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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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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Cameron Lackey

Associate Manager / Education

Cameron Lackey is an associate manager in Education. He joined PCG in 2016 and brings strategic and programmatic planning expertise in the areas of system and service implementation and program and project management...

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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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Kristin Hunter

Manager / Education

Ms. Hunter has more than 20 years of experience in Medicaid reimbursement optimization projects and the implementation of EDPlan™ in state education agencies (SEAs) and districts across the country.

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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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Peter Marshall

Manager / Education

Mr. Marshall has more than 20 years of experience at PCG. Based in Boston, he currently manages multiple school-based consulting, operational and Medicaid projects across...

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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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