Brass Tacks is a full-service consultancy firm that anchors our approach to all engagements in equity first. We focus on creating innovation in schools through developing adult SEL and student agency, supporting new consultants, developing school leaders, and developing the capacity for innovation. In working with organizations, schools, and school system, Brass Tacks employs user-centered approaches which involve us talking to key stakeholders to gather input, building a solution and then collaboratively iterating to success for our clients, all while holding equity at the center.
Unlike most teams, we focus on providing school leaders and teachers with the support they need to develop their own SEL skills
We regularly find that educational consultants are looking for support in developing their practice, ranging from business development to creating invoicing systems to pursuing thought leadership opportunities.
We support both schools and districts in coping with the pandemic's impact, including remote/hybrid/in-person planning, student engagement and assessment.
We've co-founded, led, or re-designed dozens of schools, in both rural and urban settings, using Improvement Science and Liberatory Design processes.
Developing schools' capacity to innovate is essential to improving student outcomes. We use Improvement Science, as well as other design processes, to help achieve this goal.
We've coached school leaders all across the country, from rural to urban settings, and in topics ranging from strategic planning to change management to personal SEL skills development.