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Professional Associates

Professional Associates

The Akribos team of Professional Associates include a number of former superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, university administrators and supporting professionals representing all phases of the contemporary educational endeavor.  These professionals are widely recognized and highly respected in their respective areas of expertise and professional practice.

Innovative Partnerships

Innovative Partnerships

The Akribos Group has entered into a series of innovative partnerships to expand and enrich our depth of expertise and service delivery in the areas of educational research, strategic planning and grant seeking education, programming and management. The individuals and institutions that we have engaged in these partnerships are nationally recognized and highly respected in their respective areas of professional interests and practice.

Professional Services
Guest Contributors

Guest Contributors

The Akribos Group has introduced a publication, entitled “Thought Leader” specifically designed to motivate, inspire, and support those who currently serve or aspire to serve in positions of leadership. We fully recognize the challenges confronting leaders in today’s professional climate and we are prepared to offer expert opinion and relevant commentary from highly acclaimed and seasoned professionals who have lived the leadership experience.

The Akribos Group

Akribos, a Greek term, meaning more accurately, more exact, and more thoroughly investigated, clearly reflects the professional work ethic and commitment that we have embraced at The Akribos Group. We are a professional consulting practice specializing in accurate and precise research-based solutions through strategic planning applications, innovative organizational design, expert leadership training and highly effective professional development services. The work of The Akribos Group is filtered through the lens of experienced educators and supporting professionals representing all phases of the educational endeavor. The Akribos team of Professional Associates, in conjunction with our innovative planning and research partnerships, offer a broad and diverse perspective, extending from the classroom all the way to the boardroom. These professionals are impeccably credentialed and highly-respected in their designated areas of expertise and professional practice and they recognize the critical need for projects delivered on time and within budget. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our professional team, innovative partnerships and the menu of professional services that we are equipped to provide.

We also invite your attention to our digital newsletter publication entitled Thought Leader, specifically designed to provide timely and informative content for those who aspire to or currently serve in various positions of leadership. Through this publication we are prepared to offer expert opinion and relevant content designed to inspire, motivate, and support your efforts as you navigate your own professional journey.

Thank you for your interest and we trust that you will enjoy your online experience with the Akribos Group!

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Blog - Akribos Professional Associates and Guest Contributors

spotlight on leadership

Without question, educational leadership can be one of the most complex and challenging areas of professional practice in our 21st century communities and culture. Contemporary trends, leading to increased normative pressure to bring measurable improvement to every aspect and component of the educational process, coupled with an ever-changing political landscape and rising community expectations and demands, have only served to heighten the enormity of those complexities and challenges. Consequently, educational leaders are often confronted with nagging questions pertaining to the appropriate and efficient use of available resources in the face of declining revenues and deficit budgets. They are also required to navigate the challenges posed by competing interests and priorities within their constituent communities and the inherent political tensions that often result. As an outcome, the critical need for strategic thinking in conjunction with courageous and visionary leadership has never been greater.

Mon Jul 15 10:47 PM

Innovative Technology Deters Disruption and Reclaims Instructional Time

Interruptions during the school day eat away at instructional time in the classroom. According to a recent survey we conducted, 17.5% of U.S. K-12 educators report losing four hours or more of instructional time every week due to disruptive student behavior. This means almost 18 days out of every school year are lost, all while school is in session.

Mon May 27 08:22 PM

Strategy Now Focuses On Change

Nothing could be more true for K-12 education than this by a team of seasoned management consultants writing in the MIT Sloan Management Review: A fundamental assumption underlying traditional approaches to strategy is that industry boundaries and economics remain broadly stable over time. This assumption is no longer realistic... Change, not stability, are the key drivers for most organizations today, and that was true even before the triple tectonic shifts of 2020: pandemic, economic disruption, and acceleration of the long battle against social injustice.

Tue May 14 08:39 AM

Real Change , Even in the First Year of a New School Leader

Four years ago when I published #EdJourney, I posited that significant changes at individual schools might take place over a period of 3-15 years, depending on leadership, intentionality, and focus. I have really never seen an example of significant change (other than in schools where a wolf is at the door) in the first year of a new principal or head of school. New leaders almost always use that first year to listen and learn the culture of the school, which is not only good, but very much in line with what we see as the successful “architect-leader”. Until now.

Tue Apr 09 08:29 AM

Superintendent Position Announcement

By: Dr. James Hutto, Superintendent Search Consultant McPherson & Jacobson, LLC

Tue Mar 19 09:25 AM

What Super Bowl Commercials Teach Education About Media and Product Literacy

Let’s be honest. Taylor Swift aside, it seems that Super Bowl viewers are divided by those watching the game versus the commercials. And the commercials in this month’s (2024) Super Bowl seemed to bring out more “Stars” than usual: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Tom Brady, JLo, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Jenna Ortega, Chris Pratt, Addison Rae, Jelly Roll, Judge Judy, Ice Spice, Lionel Messi, Kate McKinnon, Vince Vaughn, Quinta Brunson, Wayne Gretzky, Christopher Walken, and more.

Tue Feb 27 08:50 AM

The Teachable Leader

Leadership is a generally broad concept that has been extensively examined, variously defined, and vigorously debated. Studies of leadership have produced multiple theories focusing on style, level of performance, a particular set of observable character traits, and numerous other variables believed to be associated with effective leadership. As interesting and entertaining as some of these theories may be, those of us who have had the opportunity to occupy the seat, with our name on the letterhead, know all too well that it is more often the practical and not necessarily the theoretical that will carry the day in real time and in the real world. We have all likely been confronted with situations that somehow were not covered in our graduate studies, the latest books we’ve read, or that seminar we recently attended. Oftentimes, when these situations arise we find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of one of leadership’s teachable moments and we better learn the lesson well.

Tue Feb 06 10:28 AM

Look Ahead 2024!

For those of us who have had the privilege to serve, we know that leadership is far more than a designated position or title. We clearly recognize that effective leadership also entails its own unique set of challenges, some universal and others unique to specific roles, responsibilities, and work environments. These emerging and presenting challenges can be both highly complex and numerous, requiring a healthy perspective, perseverance under pressure and ultimately the sheer courage to lead!

Wed Jan 17 09:22 AM