EDUCATION LEADERS NEED STRONG PARTNERS

Our experience walking in your shoes allows us to be more than consultants —we’re partners, mentors, and educational leaders sharing decades of experience transforming K-12 organizations.
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At Stronger Consulting, we are action-oriented and work to quickly identify opportunities and equip you with solutions for rapid implementation. Grounded in continuous improvement and capacity-building practices, we’ll work with you to plan, design and implement strategies to achieve consistently excellent outcomes for your organization and the children you serve.

Management Consulting

Supporting executives, leaders, and teams to improve organization performance and solve complex revenue, culture, equity and operational problems.

 

Search and Recruiting

Increasing the quality and diversity of candidate pipelines to fill critical leadership and staff roles.

Fundraising Support

Strategic fundraising and development planning to ensure you have the resources to achieve your mission.

Program Development

Helping organizations improve outcomes for children by designing and refining programs for children and training the adults who lead them.

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Not sure if Stronger is right for you? Let us help you decide.

Success starts with asking for help. Every great leader has coaches and mentors. It’s never too early to have a team of experts and problem solvers at your back.

Search and Recruiting

Our talent acquisition practice is designed to increase the quality and diversity of candidate pipelines to fill critical leadership and staff member roles across your organization.  We believe you need to have the right people on board to be a great organization.

Leadership Team

We lead with our core values of optimism and empathy: optimism for conceiving and creating a more positive reality for children today, and empathy for our clients who are working to make this vision a reality.

Mike Montoya

Mike Montoya

CEO

Angie Peluse

Angie Peluse

Partner & ED, Consulting

Luis Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez

Partner & COO

Erin Keller

Erin Keller

Executive Director, Search

We Lead K-12 Education

 

Stronger Consulting is a highly connected, deeply experienced management consulting firm using empathetic mentorship, budget-conscious planning, and a large network of personal relationships to coach passionate K12 education organizations leaders through their toughest challenges — from resource allocation to combatting internal bottlenecks hampering organizational growth.

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of our national search placements are leaders of color.

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of our placements are in their roles or with their organizations 12 months following placement.

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of our clients have hired us for multiple or ongoing engagements.

What We Do

Management Consulting

Organizations are dynamic and constantly evolving. Being agile and adaptable is critical for sustainability and growth. We work with you to leverage your strengths and support you and your team to tackle new challenges, mitigate risk and be successful.

Search and Recruiting

We live and breathe education and understand how critical every hire is for your organization. We dig deep to ensure each highly qualified candidate aligns with your organizational needs and your culture with a focus on diversity.

Fundraising Support

Through strategic fundraising and development planning we help ensure you have the resources to achieve your mission.  We’ll identify your highest leverage opportunities and build short and long term strategies to ensure ongoing success or turn around a challenging situation.

Program Development

We work with you to build effective, sustainable programs through good design, data, and management. By deeply understanding the needs of students, staff, and families we partner with you to improve programs that get results and train adult leaders to make them sustainable.

Testimonials

“Stronger Consulting provided excellent counsel and rolled up your leaves to get things done. Some consultants like to talk, not do…”
Stephanie Wood-Garnett

President, Institute for Student Achievement

“Stronger provided robust advising to me (as the hiring manager) about how to leverage my role (internally and externally) to build the right candidate pool.”
David Stanley

VP, Development, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Case Studies

The Stronger team is incredibly proud of the work we do for and with our partners, celebrate their successes with us!

Case Study: Program Design and Improvement for LA’s Largest Public Charter School Org

Details Date: 2019 Partner: ALLIANCE Services: Program Management Location: Los Angeles, USA The Launch We partnered with Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, the largest public charter school organization in Los Angeles, on program design and improvement.  We...

Case Study: High-Stakes Fundraising and Staffing with Teach for America San Diego

Launch Teach For America San Diego was facing three concurrent challenges, the unexpected departure of a senior development director, a chief of staff on long term medical leave and the need to plan and execute two high-stakes, fundraising events that involved high...

You’re building a child’s future.

We are dedicated to making your organization stronger every day. Our belief that every child deserves an education for a better future drives all of our goals and aspirations. 

Connect with us, it may just be the pivotal first step you take in achieving your goals of making your organizational team the best it can be – for the kids, educators, and stakeholders.

Our Client Family

We’re proud to have partnered with leaders and educators at schools and education organizations like these.

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Program Consulting

In partnership with the Broad Center, Stronger Consulting created a suite of personalized toolkits designed to support new chiefs across different functional areas to enter their new roles effectively and efficiently.  The tool kits included personal development support, entry planning support and advice from CEOs and district leaders.

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Program Consulting

New Schools Venture Fund For the New Schools Venture Fund, Stronger Consulting developed a network and relationships to find educational entrepreneurs interested in becoming new school founders. Stronger Consulting led the outreach campaign including marketing support, pitch calls, and webinars to engage audiences to learn about the Innovative Public School Leaders program. This campaign generated 130 new individual leads, 160 institutional contacts and led to more than 40 applications for innovative school leaders. The Innovative Public Schools program currently has 82 new school ventures underway.

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Program Consulting

Emerge Resilient is a life coaching program designed by Stronger Consulting to support young adults in building a set of life skills and learning how to adapt to be more resilient, and stretch in new ways.  Through this program, which includes horse therapy, participants are equipped to meet young adult life outcomes and grow into functional adults.

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Program Consulting

Stronger Consulting led the model development for Transcend’s “Yellow Hats League,” a network designed to bring together a diverse community of world-class experts who build and spread innovative models of education. From idea conception through execution, we designed the partnership model, developed partnerships with potential clients and service providers, and created a sustainable system to assess and retain partners.

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Program Consulting

In partnership with UC San Diego, Stronger Consulting led program development and fundraising for the PATHS Scholars Program to increase the number, persistence, and success of under-resourced and underrepresented minority students in STEM.

With the Center For Research On Educational Equity, Assessment & Teaching Excellence (CREATE) at UC San Diego, Stronger Consulting developed programing, protocols and relationships with industry corporate partners to provide internships and career development for young people who have limited access to these opportunities.  The internship program creates pathways for young people to become connected to the private industry in high school and college and gain exposure to new careers and career pathways.  

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Management Consulting

 

With Brick Education Network, Stronger Consulting tackled three key areas critical to organizational success and sustainability.  By developing a strategic growth plan, consulting on strategic fund development, and constructing a compensation study and total compensation plan, our consultants prepared Brick for the next phase of growth. 

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Management Consulting

At a critical moment of organizational reflection, Stronger Consulting led a CEO and board-level working session which included strategic direction discussions ultimately leading to the next phase of growth for Green Dot Public Schools.  

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Management Consulting

Through a multi-year partnership, Stronger Consulting led strategic fund development including identifying new leads, producing pitch materials, applying for mission-critical grants and establishing a bank for future outreach all resulting in raising 20% of KIPP San Diego’s annual budget.  Stronger Consulting was also a key thought partner in the merger decision of KIPP San Diego and KIPP LA.  

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Search & Recruiting

For College Track Colorado, Stronger Consulting filled multiple roles including a critical Site Director role which needed highly-qualified candidates in a short timeframe.  By creating an extended application to assess candidate skills and experience and conducting thorough screenings that probed for effectiveness and depth in previous roles, College Track was excited and relieved to find a solid candidate match. 

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Seach & Recruiting

In partnership with Equitas Schools, Stronger consulting led the search, interviews, and placement process for three key roles including Chief of Staff, Founding School Principal, and Chief Development officer.

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Program Consulting

Lifting Our Stories is a newly created organization designed to help young people explore career opportunities and access college readiness academic and application  support.  Stronger Consulting provides monthly guidance including organizational founding, by law creation, board development, executive coaching and program resources.  

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Program Consulting

Facing a growing middle school and high school population with no engagement activities, Strong Consulting worked with St. Bart’s Epsicopal to develop a comprehensive youth ministry program and to search and hire for a program coordinator. 

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Program Consulting

In response to COVID-19, Stronger Consulting developed, launched and trained staff on Scholar Unlimited--a traditional summer and after school program that had to be transformed to an online product.  From sourcing and purchasing a learning management system to redesigning a finished product to meet shifting district requirements, Strong Consulting developed curriculum, set up a parent helpline, trained teachers and provided tech support leading to a successful launch and execution. This innovative programmatic solution radically changed the clients product during an urgent and critically important time for children and teachers to access education in new ways.  

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Program Consulting

College Connect in an in-development app geared toward providing young people college counseling support.  Stronger Consulting provides organizational and leadership coaching on a monthly basis which has led to monetary awards for the ed tech product.  

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