Customized Support

Prizmah has served as a consultant and data analyst to a variety of schools, foundations, and federations as they consider a reimagined constellation of schools in their communities, as well as offers professional development, coaching and leadership search options to support schools. Through competitively priced, customized consultations and plans, Prizmah meets schools where they are and enables them to grow and thrive.

Consultations with our catalyzing resources team can include strategic planning, endowment planning, and community-wide marketing strategies for day school growth.

To accelerate educational innovation, Prizmah provides support in professional development as a way for schools to invest in the success of their students, the growth of their community, and the values of their school. When schools contract with Prizmah for professional development services, we recommend identifying areas of need and learning-readiness with faculty to ensure buy-in and participation.

These areas have included: differentiated instruction, professional learning communities, teacher learning communities, mentoring and coaching for school leaders, accreditation, and creating and maintaining a positive school culture.

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Customized Support

PRIZMAH SERVICES

Accreditation (for Canadian Schools only)

Our accreditation team will work with your school to grant a five year accreditation. Our process will support a full school self-study that will culminate in a 2 1/2 day site visit to your campus and a comprehensive final report.

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Board Retreat Facilitation

An annual board retreat is an opportunity to bring your team together, celebrate accomplishments, identify future opportunities, and set clear, action-focused goals. A Prizmah governance consultant will work with your board to design and facilitate a well-defined and results-oriented board retreat (half-day or full-day).

For more information contact Traci Stratford, Associate Director, Catalyzing Resources, at tracis@prizmah.org.

Customized Support to Enhance School Culture

Prizmah consultants will work with your team to define and refine your school’s culture based on your mission, your values and the vision you have for your school. We will help you answer questions like: How do you develop and maintain a positive school culture? What behaviors define the culture of your school and how can you develop a school culture that is strong and positive? This work can be done with your leadership team or with your entire staff.

For more information contact Rachel Levitt Klein Dratch, Director of Educational Innovation, at racheld@prizmah.org.

Governance Coaching

Professional development for educational leaders is crucial to the strength of a school and its academic programs, and board leaders and their schools benefit from coaching as well. Our coaching and support is designed for all board members, with an added focus on board and committee chairs. Topics covered may include: boards’ roles and responsibilities; the board chair and head of school relationship; the board’s role in fundraising and development; committee structures; and board ambassadorship. Prizmah can work with your school to focus on one or more of these areas in a tailored approach to growing your school’s governance abilities.

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Leadership Coaching – Transformational Support

Whatever your position and needs, Prizmah’s individualized coaching and proven methodology help you navigate the complex, challenging, sometimes lonely world of day school leadership. Our coaches help leaders access knowledge, find high quality resources, work through key decisions, reflect on challenges and successes, and, most importantly, feel understood in an objective and non-judgmental space.

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Leadership Search – Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

Leadership vacancies are opportunities to think big. Prizmah works with school lay and professional leaders to think creatively about their vision, to reflect on what’s working, and to identify opportunities for deeper engagement within the community that position schools for future growth. Then through our leadership search process, we help develop a timeline, leverage the search committee, and prepare a communications strategy—all with an eye towards recruiting and retaining top talent who align with your path forward.

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Professional Development Planning and Execution

Prizmah consultants will work with the leadership teams of schools to develop professional development plans with attainable and meaningful goals. Prizmah consultants will help schools meet their professional development goals to support leaders as they plan for teacher growth. The professional development plan will be customized to meet the needs of each school and to reflect the school’s mission and vision. Topics may include:

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Professionalizing teaching through team building, designing faculty meetings, and protocols to grow teaching teams
  • Assessment
  • Incorporating technology into units of study

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School Assessments

Successful schools thrive in an environment of continuous growth. Prizmah will partner with your professional and lay leadership to gain insight into areas of your program that can be enhanced to promote steady success. We will customize our visit to meet your unique needs through the lens of your school’s culture and community.

For more information contact Amy Wasser, Senior Director, Prizmah School Services, at amyw@prizmah.org.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a systematic process through which your school identifies, prioritizes and commits to goals that are essential to fulfilling your mission. Strategic planning addresses four key questions: Where are we now? Where do we want to be in the future? What changes need to happen to get us to where we want to be? And most importantly, how do we make this happen?

The resulting plan is the goal-driven focus that guides decision-making for a 3 - 5 year period. A well-executed strategic plan has tremendous impact for your school. The Prizmah team will partner with your strategic planning committee to formulate the best path for your program and goals.

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