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

I view leaders of collaborative learning 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, both students and adults.

A Skillful Intentional Approach to leading your colleagues starts with you. I'm excited to support you and your school leaders to skillfully lead the teams you have and develop into the intentional leaders you want to become.

Chief Academic Officer with Principal

Executive VP for Instructional Coaches

"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."

"...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

Brian Turner  

Chief Academic Officer

New Bedford Public Schools

Daniel Bossolt


Roosevelt Middle School 

Department Chair on Leadership Team

"... 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 Chair

Newton Public Schools

Registered DESE PD provider in MA # F20180019

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