Our Education team offers consulting services and technology solutions to help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.

What We Do

Teaching and Learning Solutions

Let our team of consultants help you take your school performance, special programs, and instruction to the next level.

Data Systems and IT Solutions

Tap the full potential of data-driven instruction and personalized learning with our technology services and solutions, including EDPlan™, the leading suite of web-based special education solutions.

Financial Solutions

Optimize your special education case management and recover the reimbursements to which you are entitled, to provide the best for every student.

News & Perspectives

Celebrating Community – Congratulations to our newest EPIC Awards winner

7 days ago

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Kris Marshall has been selected as PCG’s newest EPIC Awards winner for her unwavering commitment to Community, which has positively affected colleagues across the firm, the firm itself, our clients, and those they serve.

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North Carolina Teachers Win New Tools to Enhance Learning About Space Exploration

8 days ago

Space Exploration Bundles Awarded to Four Schools in Hickory, Burke, Pitt, and Union Counties

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Bristol, Virginia’s School Division to Host Summer Sessions with Space Education in Partnership with PCG and the Aldrin Family Foundation

36 days ago

Bristol, Virginia’s school division plans to host two month-long “summer camp” sessions that include space education to help kindergarten through eighth-grade students academically—in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Consulting Group (PCG), in partnership with the Aldrin Family Foundation, is providing the school division with a unique digital space curriculum and gigantic learning maps of Mars and the Moon complete with interactive robot rovers. 

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Enter to Win a Space Education Bundle from PCG, the Aldrin Family Foundation, and NCBCE by April 15 (Open to Fifth Through Eighth Grade NC Educators)

97 days ago

Public Consulting Group (PCG), the Aldrin Family Foundation, and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) are proud to announce their partnership for an upcoming contest (open from March 15 to April 15). Together, they have donated Space Education bundles valued at $5,000 each to the contest for fifth through eighth grade North Carolina science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators!

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Project Ianos Team Shares How the Program Is Engaging Students in the Wonders of Space

111 days ago

Earlier this month, members of the Project Ianos Team hosted a webinar to explore how the NASA-funded project will engage students in grades 5–8 and get them inspired about future possibilities through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. Project Ianos will develop and deploy compelling STEM videos and hands-on learning tools targeted to 3.8 million underrepresented students to ignite curiosity among the next generation of space explorers.

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PCG Manager Co-Facilitated an Education Webinar About Building and Sustaining Racial Equity

127 days ago

On February 2, 2021, PCG Manager Sophia Thwaites co-facilitated the webinar, Conversations with District Leaders: Building and Sustaining Racial Equity with Luis Versalles, Director of Pre K-12 District Partnerships at Courageous Conversation. Sophia and Luis were joined by Instructional Facilitators Cassandra Davis, EdD, and Amelia D’Costa, from the Equity and Diversity Department at Broward County Public Schools. 

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PCG Publishes Series in NJ Spotlight on Supporting Remote and Hybrid Instruction in Education

182 days ago

This fall, PCG’s Education team in New Jersey was honored to partner with NJ Spotlight to publish a series of articles about rising to challenges in education as schools pivot between remote and hybrid instruction.

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Broward County Public Schools Helps Shine the Spotlight on PCG’s Online Learning Program Courageous Conversations about Race with Glenn Singleton

184 days ago

In January of 2018, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the sixth largest and most diverse district in the country, partnered with PCG to offer an equity-focused professional learning program featuring the online course Courageous Conversations about Race with Glenn Singleton. Courageous Conversations about Race provides a framework, tools and strategies for productive interracial dialogue about race and directly supports improvements in culture and climate.

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‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #4): Progress Monitoring during Virtual Learning

223 days ago

The fourth blog post in our ‘back-to-school’ series highlights several best practices of evidence-based progress monitoring that educators can apply to virtual instruction to ensure ongoing progress monitoring continues regardless of the learning environment, be it remote, blended, or in-person. According to author Jennifer Meller, “Such monitoring can, and should, be used broadly to provide feedback to all students but is critically important for students with IEPs to meaningfully update goals, accommodations, and services.”

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‘Back-to-School’ Blog Series (Post #3): Social-Emotional Learning

258 days ago

The third blog post in our ‘back-to-school’ series explores the need for districts to implement a multi-tiered approach to social-emotional learning (SEL) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent recommendation from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Author Lauren English-Mezzino acknowledges that while many districts are familiar with a tiered approach for academics, integrating SEL into a multi-tiered system of support—whether instruction is fully remote, in person, or a blend of the two—may present new challenges for districts.

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Meet Our Team

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Dr. Jennifer Meller

Associate Manager / Education

Dr. Jennifer Meller, an Associate Manager in PCG’s Education practice area, leads the firm’s efforts in providing districts with comprehensive special education program evaluations and...

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Evan Lefsky

Manager / Education

Evan Lefsky (Ph.D.) is Director of Education Consulting within PCG's education division. Dr. Lefsky has worked in the education field for more than 20 years. He taught at both the K–12 and college levels and...

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John Matthews

Chief Technology Officer / Education

John Matthews serves as the CTO for PCG's education's division. John's career in IT spans 33+ years, and includes experience working in education, defense, utilities, distribution, media...

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Peter Marshall

Manager / Education

Mr. Marshall has more than 20 years of experience at PCG. Based in Boston, he currently manages multiple school-based consulting, operational and Medicaid projects across...

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Brian Riley

Associate Manager / Education

Brian Riley is an associate manager in Education. He joined PCG in 2013 and has over 13 years of experience specializing in K-12 education. He manages PCG’s education products, services, and support teams across the State of Texas...

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Anna d’Entremont

Associate Manager / Education

Anna d’Entremont is an associate manager in Education. She joined PCG in 2008 and has dedicated the last 20 years to improving outcomes for young people and the communities in which they live. She is deeply committed to the belief that every child deserves success...

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Cameron Lackey

Associate Manager / Education

Cameron Lackey is an associate manager in Education. He joined PCG in 2016 and brings strategic and programmatic planning expertise in the areas of system and service implementation and program and project management...

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Amy Whitcher Smith

Manager / Education

Ms. Smith has 19 years of experience in public sector education initiatives and is currently South Regional Manager for PCG. She has been with PCG since 1999 in the Charlotte office...

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Dave O’Leary

Associate Manager / Education

Dave O’Leary is an associate manager in Education and currently leads the Pacific Northwest region. He joined PCG in 2003. Dave manages projects related to education technology, including the implementation of PCG’s special education data management systems, EDPlan™, IEP Online™, and EasyTRAC™...

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