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School Consults for All Needs

What makes an education system successful?
An understanding of what an optimal environment for teaching and learning entails, and the expertise to combine that with contemporary yet realistic principles for current and future needs.
That’s where our team of experts comes in – we create recommendations for our educational clients that are reliable, actionable, and based on proven research and a thorough understanding of each district or system’s program needs and long-term goals.
Our team is led by former state education commissioners, district superintendents, school board members, principals, and teachers.
We also employ experts specializing in organizational transformation. When we bring this expertise together, we’re able to create recommendations that balance the importance of both academic and operational effectiveness.
We have partnered with our education clients to allow for the reinvestment of hundreds of millions of dollars back into the classroom. From performance measurement and evaluation, management reviews, business process improvement, to facility master planning, enrollment projections, and capacity and utilization, we are passionate about what we do. The solutions we provide form the foundation of excellence for students, families, and communities across the globe.
  • Large-Scale Turnaround
  • Operational Performance
  • Strategic Planning & Implementation
  • Academic Program Assessments & Improvement Plans
  • Facilities Master Planning


Ensure that your school’s governance and operations support your mission.
We work together with your leaders, teachers, staff members, and students to understand your school’s unique needs, strengths, and challenges. We help you create a plan to help you meet your goals.
Your team can then put these mission-appropriate recommendations into action to achieve increased cash reserves, higher enrollment levels, and long-term stability. At the end of the day, we all have a singular purpose—advance school leadership to enrich the student experience.
We offer personalized consultations for many leadership divisions of a private school—the Board of Trustees, School Heads, the Business Office, the Development Office, Enrollment Management professionals, Marketing professionals, and Academic leaders. Select the area of school leadership you’d like to further explore.
Our Consulting Services
Academic Leadership
Your programs set your school apart. Explore how to create and build programs that pull families in and give them an experience they couldn’t have at another private-independent school.
New School Head Coaching
Admission & Enrollment Management
ISM’s data-informed approach pinpoints what attracts families to your school and inspires them to stay. Receive customized solutions based on your school’s unique marketplace stance, challenges, and opportunities.
Board of Trustees
The Board must focus its efforts on governing, planning, and financing your school's future, while leaving everyday decisions to competent administrators. To do that successfully, your Board must think, plan, and act strategically.
Business & Operations
Take advantage of a full range of planning, facilities, and operations consulting services that give your school a solid footing for the future. Examine where your key operations work well, and where they can use improvement.
Fundraising & Development
Learn how to develop successful strategies to engage and bring donors closer to your institution. No matter your school size, history, or pedagogy, explore how to plan, implement, and evaluate your fundraising strategies to realize your full potential.
Marketing Communications
Explore how to share exceptional stories of student learning, engagement, and outcomes, and illustrate how these can become differentiators that distinguish your school from your competitors.
School Head
Whether you want to ensure that all school functions run at peak efficiency or are considering implementing new strategies and initiatives, lean on a trusted source of knowledge to increase the likelihood of long-term success.
Professional Development
Training for Teachers and Staff to handle an ever-changing world in education.
Marketing consultants:
We are generally called upon to advise around areas of product development and related marketing matters.
Human-resources: (HR)
Provide expertise around employment practice and people management.
Training, Coaching & Lectures:
We teach with passion and believe in collaborative action, teamwork, and responsible leadership

Will Smith said 'the keys to life are running and reading' - life long learning, sharing knowledge and then getting up and going confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Our expert trainers and executive consultants are some of the top educators in the country and include Ivy-league professors, PhDs, and MBAs. 

This is why we started ZDR Consultants to learn, teach, share and grow together
Information-technology: (IT)
Consultants are disciplined in such as computer hardware, software engineering, or networks. networking systems, database, server rooms and others.
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