Case Studies

“ClearView Consulting helps school leaders rethink what’s possible.”

Since its founding in 2010, ClearView Consulting has worked with the UVA’s School Turnaround Program, with the company’s initial role being to train district and school leadership in the Behavioral Event Interview (BEI) process.

In recent years, as UVA has expanded and updated its mission, vision and approach based on the data gleaned – and lessons learned – from successful school turnarounds that sustain, ClearView, too, has expanded its role to help UVA better meet its goals.

“What ClearView has done,” says William Robinson, Executive Director for the School Turnaround Program, “is help district and school leaders think more strategically about leadership development – to go beyond competencies.”

Woodrow Wilson Foundation uses BEI to identify competencies in high-potential leaders

The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership program recruits and prepares outstanding leaders for schools and districts in participating states. The Fellowship seeks both to prepare leaders who can bring all American schools up to world-class levels of performance and to develop a new gold standard for preparing education leaders.

To reach these goals, Program Director LeAnn Buntrock needed a Fellow selection process that one, could be applied consistently through the interview process at all participating universities; and two, included a way to calibrate data objectively in order to show, at the end of the day, impact in the field.

To solve this challenge, Buntrock turned to ClearView Consulting.

Challenge: Fast-track a principal selection hiring process

Shortly before beginning their work with the University of Virginia’s School Turnaround Program in 2014, the Fulton County School District’s Banneker High School was on state’s Chronically Failing list. District leadership needed to fast-track the hiring of a new principal.

UVA recommended district leadership work with ClearView Consulting for guidance with the selection process.

Challenge: Help principals become leaders through coaching conversations

The NMPED launched its Principals Pursuing Excellence (PPE) program, an initiative of its Priority Schools Bureau. The program was designed to help the state develop strong principals in order to turnaround its lowest performing schools.

The challenge for Rael and her team was two-fold: to identify which school leaders were ready to tackle a school turnaround and then training these leaders to take a skilled coaching approach in their work with teachers.

To solve both, NMPED turned to ClearView Consulting.