We strongly believe that education is the key to this nation’s successful future. Since our founding in 2007, we have been serving K-12 public schools across multiple states. As a nonprofit partner, we are committed to helping schools build academic and operational excellence: earning recognition for their rigorous STEAM-inspired academics, thriving with strong finances and data-driven decision making, and building students of character who graduate ready for college and career.
WHO WE ARE
2016 FALL SUMMIT
How do we teach for tomorrow and prepare students for bright futures? On September 22-24, 2016, Accord Education’s largest summit yet brought together over 300 educators and administrators to network with education stakeholders, learn from experts, and work with other passionate educators, creating a valuable professional development opportunity. A variety of breakout sessions focused on critical thinking, mathematics, programming, literacy, the new SAT tests, social media, school safety plans, network growth, special education, ELA topics and more.
2016 SPRING SUMMIT
On April 15-16, 2016, educators from five states participated in Accord Education’s Spring Workshop Summit. With the theme “Every Student Excels,” workshop participants learned relevant and practical skills to assist both lower performing and gifted students. Three workshop tracks offered instruction in the areas of Academics (led by Susan Winebrenner of Educational Consulting Services, Inc.), School Culture and Student Behavior and Principle/Site Leadership (led by Justin O’Connell and Sid Bailey of the Center for Student Achievement). Keynote Speakers included Lisa Graham Keegan (A for Arizona, former Arizona Superintendent), Colin Seale (thinkLaw, Charter School Association of Nevada), Dr. Rob Robertson (Arizona Science Center), Dr. Kathleen Bethel (SARSEF), and Eileen Sigmund (Arizona Charter School Association).
2015 FALL SUMMIT
On November 6-7, 2015, education leaders from five states participated in our first annual Leadership Retreat. With the theme “Focus Forward,” the retreat was designed to foster communication and discussion among visionaries and leaders in the public charter school community. Keynote Speakers included Honorable Lou Correa (former California State Senator), Honorable Cruz Bustamante (former California Lieutenant Governor), Matt Avsar (CEO, Accord Education), Greta A. Proctor (Senior Counsel, Procopio), and Cassy Horton (Director of Regional Advocacy, Greater Los Angeles, California Charter School Association).
As a valued partner for our clients, our experienced team provides a range of support for teachers, administrators, and executives. We help schools build strong leaders, provide STEAM programs and rigorous academics, develop school cultures that value character, and prepare students for college and career.
As a team, we value integrity, transparency, accountability, and healthy growth. We believe that schools can achieve academic excellence when they have permanent facility solutions and strong financials. Over the past decade, we have proven our exemplary financial solutions by building flexible reserves, designing simplified facility solutions, and creating stable long-term financial growth.