Strategic School Leadership
Serving school leaders so their schools may thrive.
Over 86 Combined Years of Academic Leadership
Partial Client List
- Deerfield Academy
- Gateway School of New York
- International Boys’ School Coalition
- Montessori School of Raleigh
- Salisbury School
- St. Bernard’s
- St. Albans School
- King’s Academy – Jordan
- Middlesex School
- The Rivers School
- Boston University Academy
- Phillips Academy Andover
- Kingsley Montessori School
- Tenacre Country Day School
Our Consulting Services
Mentoring the Head of School
What we offer in the realm of mentoring (sometimes referred to as coaching) is experience, expertise and perspective.
Mentoring a Leadership Group
Our work is confidential to the school head and the group itself, with the goal to create and sustain excellence in group leadership.
School Mission & Market
How do you tell your school’s story? If the mission is clear and the vision is strong, great things can happen for a school.
We can help a school work its way through both general questions of good governance & the challenges of more immediate issues.
Board Strategic Thinking
We take a long view, but we are ever mindful of the real challenges of keeping a school healthy and viable for today and tomorrow.
A retreat should aim for a renewed sense of colleagueship, a volunteer engagement that survives the more routine board meetings of the year.
Some programs create outcomes we don’t intend, or that we can’t see all aspects of, because we are too familiar with them.
Discover how we can help your school.
What Some Are Saying…
“In my work as a consultant, I have known and worked with hundreds of heads of independent schools. Vance Wilson and Rick Melvoin have been among the very best school leaders I have ever met. They have vast experience in successfully running two complex, powerful schools. Important as experience is, that is not the only strength that they bring to the table. They are both sage, thoughtful, calm men who understand the moral dimensions of leadership, and who have the ability to combine strategic thinking with a deeply felt sense of mission. There isn’t a school leader anywhere who couldn’t benefit from the analytic skills and wisdom of Rick Melvoin and Vance Wilson.”Dr. Michael Thompson, Bestselling Author & International Speaker