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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


The Whole Education Series
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Strategies That You Can Implement Today

In an effort to place concrete, ready-to-implement SEL strategies in the hands of more educators, more quickly, The Center for Educational Effectiveness recently released an online training course taught by SEL specialist, Dr. Greg Benner from the University of Alabama. Research shows that SEL not only improves student achievement by an average of 11 percentile points, but it also increases prosocial behaviors (such as kindness, sharing and empathy), improves student attitudes toward school, and reduces depression and stress among students (Durlak et al., 2011). In the six-module SEL training, called THE WHOLE EDUCATOR SERIES, Dr. Benner asserts that the many benefits of implementing strong SEL strategies don’t end with the students, but can be of vast benefit to educators themselves, decreasing their own stress levels and potential for burnout - a critical point given that job-related stress is the primary reason for 43% of educators leaving teaching before and during the pandemic (RAND Corp., 2021).

Wed Nov 10 07:15 AM

The Whole Educator Series - Innovation
The Whole Educator Series

As a part of our research partnership with The University of Alabama College of Education, The Akribos Group is pleased to offer our enthusiastic support for The Whole Educator Series. The program was conceptualized and founded by Dr. Greg Benner, O’Sullivan Professor of Special Education, and Implementation Science at The University of Alabama, who is a recognized leader in Whole Child transformation programs.

Wed Nov 10 07:05 AM

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Putting It All together (Part V)

Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Dean James E. Ryan states, “Right now, there exists an almost ironclad link between a child’s ZIP code and their chances of success.” In this five-part blog series I have questioned policy and practice, over reliant on standardized test scores and indirectly the standardized movement, against the stark reality of few schools providing transformative opportunities for students inside of their school systems.

Tue Oct 26 09:18 AM

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What Gets In The Way of Moving Quickly To Serve Our Students? (Part IV)

John F. Kennedy stated, “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.” The quote is resonant, particularly in this time as since March of 2020, school operations and education delivery have been highly variable across our country. However, it is overly convenient to attribute our difficulty in getting timely supports to children solely because of the COVID pandemic.

Mon Oct 04 09:00 PM

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You Have Set Your Course; Is That Enough?

In my first two pieces as guest contributor, we focused on the urgency of what some refer to as the “twin pandemics,” social unrest and COVID 19, causing us to need access to high quality data to ensure we are framing the issues unique to each school system during these tumultuous times. In addition to having high quality data to frame clear problems of practice, it is essential each school organization consistently measure and build high-quality culture, as absent high-quality culture, little work benefitting children gets done.

Wed Sep 22 09:37 AM

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To Set Your Course, You Must First Know Where You Are (Part II)

In my last piece as a guest contributor, we covered the critical need to have actionable data to help our systems navigate through and beyond the COVID 19 pandemic. The title, To Set Your Course, You Must First Know Where You Are, applies to the following four data domains that we work in as professional educators...

Tue Sep 07 08:06 AM

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To Set Your Course, You Must First Know Where You Are

Business sector author Patrick Lencioni stated, “If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.”

Tue Aug 17 08:22 AM

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Defining Moments for Educational Leadership

Educators have always acknowledged the problem of summer learning loss or “summer slide” and the resulting achievement gaps observed in their students.

Tue Aug 17 08:10 AM