The CS&A Consulting Advantage

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 have helped good schools get better and helped struggling schools find surer footing.

Driven by Outcomes, Exceeding Expectations

The consulting team at Carney, Sandoe & Associates has been providing consulting support and delivering results for independent schools for over 40 years. Our work is outcomes-driven and focuses on achieving results that meet your school’s needs and exceed your expectations.

Custom-Tailoring Our Processes and Solutions

We know that no one understands the unique strengths and challenges of your school better than you. As consultants, we take the time to get to know your school and we adapt our methods to fit your school’s specific needs, ultimately providing insight and drection in setting realistic goals that frame strategic outcomes.

Visiting More Schools Means Deeper Resources

Through our placement, retained search and consulting services, Carney, Sandoe & Associates works with and visits more schools than anyone else in the industry, and has unparalleled knowledge about all types of schools. We are supported by this deep pool of resources and have and access to a wealth of information found nowhere else.

Doing Searches Makes Us Different

Leadership and strategy are symbiotic — one needs the other to be successful. Because our consultants are also involved in leadership searches, we uniquely understand the intersection of leadership and strategy. We bring to your project actionable knowledge of what is practical and realistic to the success of a school, not simply theoretical advice.

Providing a Wide Breadth of Experience and Knowledge

Our consulting team has an unmatched depth of experience as school and community leaders, board members, and leadership search consultants. Each of the schools we work with benefits from the support of the entire team, representing a unique richness of resources.

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