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We work with educational organizations to implement improvement practices that impact the entire system from the district to the classroom.

Hardwiring Excellence in Education is Now Available

No matter your organizational role, this book equips you with the Nine Principles® Framework tools and tactics, empowering you to enhance all facets of your work and organization. Unleash your potential, create inspiring workplaces, and accelerate results as you embark on a journey to achieve excellence in education and make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Passion and Purpose

Lead an organization that achieves results,
helps people succeed,
and cultivates a culture of excellence.


Tackle Student Learning Gaps

During the pandemic, Erwin Middle School remarkably improved student absences by over 40% and decreased F’s and incomplete assignments by 51%. Principal Dr. Angela Bush joins Accelerate Your Performance host, Janet Pilcher, to share how her team continues to close the academic achievement gap and move students forward.

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A Six-Step Process to Improvement that Any School District Can Replicate

From the stage at What’s Right in Education in 2021, Allison DeGraaf, Director of Learning and Innovation in Janesville School District, described a common experience for organizations that plan to improve. Allison outlines the six-step improvement plan process that Janesville uses to go from collecting data to doing something of impact with it: Diagnose, Plan, Improve, Monitor, Adjust, Reflect.

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Join the Hardwiring Excellence in Education Book Club

Join our exclusive book club and embark on a transformative journey into educational excellence. Twice a month, Dr. Pilcher will invite guests featured in the book to discuss how to implement the principles in each chapter.

Discover practical strategies to create a culture of excellence in your institution. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain new perspectives, and collaborate with like-minded educators dedicated to enhancing student experience.

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Join a Studer Education Learning Community

Explore our quarterly discussions where you can engage with colleagues from around the country. Each session is hosted by an expert leader coach and focused on the shared challenges of leaders in similar roles.

Communities: Executive and Cabinet Leaders, Human Resources and Professional Development Leaders, School and Instructional Leaders

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Upcoming Events

Our 2023 event schedule is posted. Join us to learn from education experts and inspirational leaders who are transforming strategy and culture to build systems that give students their greatest chance for success. This season’s event includes on-site visits, partner showcases, new solutions and more.

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Let’s change the way we improve the lives of students and educators.

Begin the continuous improvement journey with us.



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