Are Mission Statements Passé?

Schools all call themselves "mission driven," but as Consultant Skip Kotkins explains, articulating what that means is not always easy.

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Finding Your Path to Institutional Equity and Inclusion

Like many Directors of Diversity, Lawrence Alexander wasn't hired to do this work. He shares his school's journey of building a more equitable community.

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Welcome to CS&A's Consulting Group

A high functioning board with a solid and productive relationship with the head of school and school community happens through intentional introspection and evaluation. Our consultants help good schools get better and help struggling schools find surer footing. They have been involved in the prosperity of schools for most of their lives and bring experience and best practices to bear to find solutions to even the most intransigent problems.


We are also proud to provide a team of coaches and mentors, who leverage the experience of having run schools successfully, to help school leaders realize their full potential. From governance to crisis management, and from evaluation to coaching and mentoring, we help schools realize their full potential.

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Some Recent Partners

The Buckley School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Bernard’s School
Chadwick International School
Dexter Southfield School
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School
Chadwick School
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Big Sky School District #72
Heritage Hall School
Branksome Hall Asia
The International Academy
Saigon South International School
Commonwealth-Parkville School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute
Northwest Yeshiva High School
Hong Kong International School
Paul Zanowski
Skip Kotkins worked with us last week and did a wonderful job of quickly finding the pulse of our school. He has a remarkable capacity for connecting with a diverse range of constituents, digging deep to identify hallmark strengths while helping us make sense of our weaknesses. What I see emerging is an accurate picture of the school's challenges and opportunities that make us feel both eager and able to improve.
Paul Zanowski The Ranney School See More Success Stories