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Every team seeking to improve student learning is faced with hurdles.
With Skillful Intentional Leadership, you can make the leap.

I view team leaders as powerful change agents for teacher and student learning, and as positive influencers within school culture. With three decades of combined experience teaching, leading, and consulting in schools, I have trained and developed hundreds of teacher leaders, instructional coaches, and administrators to leverage their teams to advance opportunities and outcomes for all learners, students and adults.

A Skillful Intentional Approach to leading your colleagues starts with you. I'm ready to support you and your school leaders in skillfully leading the teams you have, and developing into the leaders you want to become.

"Elisa played a pivotal role in our school being awarded a $900,000 School Redesign grant from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  She was incredible at leading our Turnaround Team in a meaningful, engaging process that resulted in writing a sustainable improvement plan that was a true representation of what our staff, families and community envisioned for our school. Several years later, we are making gains as we implement the plan."

Brian Turner  

Chief Academic Officer

New Bedford Public Schools

Daniel Bossolt


Roosevelt Middle School 

"...our network of instructional coaches found Elisa's insights to be right on target and they wanted more.  Elisa tailored each professional learning experience to our specific needs and afterwards, our instructional partners, principals and lead teachers shared that it was exactly what they needed to move forward..."


Cathy Gassenheimer

Executive Vice President

Alabama Best Practices Center

"... the retreat provided an opportunity to discuss, brainstorm and think deeply about our administrative leadership team without distraction. Elisa balanced learning with real conversations, and I left feeling hopeful and optimistic. The retreat solidified that we are high-functioning and it is ok to be on a continuum."


Beth S.

Counseling Department Head

Newton Public Schools

Registered DESE PD provider in MA # F20180019