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.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

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


Progressive Empathy

Compassionate Communication

Innovative Growth

Educated Transparency

Empathetic Awareness

Mike Montoya

Founder & CEO

Kelley Hampton

Partner & Managing Director of Search

Mona Duffus

Associate Partner, Consulting

Neils Ribeiro-Yemofio

Associate Partner, Consulting

Yinnie Tse

Chief Operating and Finance Officer

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.


of our national search placements are leaders of color.


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


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.


“Stronger Consulting provided excellent counsel and rolled up your sleaves 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!

Passionate Educators: Finding Qualified Candidates to take the Reigns at ELSF

                Partner: ELSF English Learners Success Forum Services: Search and Recruitment Location: Washington D.C.   The Launch   Based in New York and founded in 2017, English Learners Success Forum (ELSF) is a...

Case Study: Staffing Changemakers with Chicago Public Schools

Partner: Chicago Public Schools Services: Search and Recruiting Location: Chicago, Illinois Launch At the outset of the search, we understood that the successful candidate would be an experienced change-maker with depth in the portfolio model of schools: a highly...

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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