Testimonials

 
Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood students have benefited from the services provided by Concentric. Concentric has assisted students, staff and parent in identifying root causes that impact attendance. Concentric’s due diligence has provided valuable information to the school team in developing and seeking the necessary resources to meet our student’s needs. Parents have shared their gratitude for the home visits and have praised the efforts of the school.
— Tammatha L. Woodhouse, M.Ed. Principal, Francis M. Wood
Concentric provides districts and schools with individualized support to address the non-cognitive barriers that prevent students from becoming successful. The systems that were developed by this company allowed us to revamp our previous MTSS model with data sets that were more impactful.
— Dr. Derrick R. Coleman, Superintendent, River Rouge School District
Concentric has helped our school to institute systems and structures around supporting the whole child at our school. Additionally, Concentric Educational Solutions has provided needed support for reaching parents that may be reluctant to come to the school. Their team was willing and able to take paperwork and information from the school and deliver it directly to the families. This has helped foster a better relationship with our parents and community members.
— Brian J. Mells, Ed.D., Executive Principal, Madison Middle School
Napier Elementary School partnered with Concentric in September 2017. This partnership has served the Napier community well. We are grateful to work with individuals who are like-minded and share a passion to serve families and help students develop holistically.

Concentric meets biweekly with district and school personnel to select cohorts of students who demonstrate attendance and discipline challenges. The additional personnel allows us to widen our impact and meet the needs of families as well as provides additional opportunities for us to interact with our families and enhance our relationships. Also, we are able to identify ways to address challenges that negatively impact these non-academic factors and utilize resources to fill gaps in support and services.
— Watechia E. Lawless, Assistant Principal, Napier Elementary School
Due to your diligence in visiting homes and inspiring our parents to send their children to school each day, we have exceeded our original expectations. The Moravia Park family and community are thriving because of the dedication of your company and associates.
— DeShawn Williams, Assistant Principal, Moravia Park Elementary School
Concentric has been a great partner to TFA Baltimore. David and his team are committed first and foremost to students - and they are flexible, compelling, and supportive in their approach to equipping teachers and other educators with the skills, knowledge, and mindsets to build impactful relationships with students and families through home visits and beyond.
— Courtney Cass, Executive Director, Teach For America
Concentric has helped our schools in thinking about ways to engage our parents and staff in the process of re-engagement. Their work is important to helping us address the instructional core and provide external supports to students and families having challenges with traditional schooling.
— Dr. Sito Narcisse, Associate Superintendent, Prince George's County Public Schools
Concentric’s collaborative and cooperative approach has been apparent in all of the work they have done with FOCUS. The workshops they facilitate for school leaders and staff through FOCUS consistently receives positive evaluations from participants; In fact, participants have requested follow up workshops so they can continue to learn and benefit from the breadth and depth of knowledge that Concentric brings to the charter community via ‘engaging presentations.’ We look forward to continuing our partnership with Concentric as they grow.
— Alison Collier, Program Manager, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)
Concentric Educational Solutions has been a jewel for strengthening our current support systems and resources at Paul. They identified student-centered strategies and recommendations that will maximize teaching and learning in order to improve student achievement. The passion for the work they do is very evident with every encounter. Dr. Heiber challenges the status quo, and possesses the knowledge and skills to guide any school, in any situation to a place of greater success.
— Denise Brijbasi, 9th Grade Academy Leader, Paul Public Charter School
At a time when so many urban educators are “waiting for Superman,” CES provides practical solutions for reinvigorating public school systems so that all students can achieve. Their expertise in designing school accountability systems, quality assurance plans, and improvement strategies make them uniquely qualified to affect real change in a variety of different academic settings. Their commitment to implementing data driven and evidence-based programs will make them leaders in the urban school reform movement for years to come.
— Ricardo D. LaGrange, Ph.D., Cesar Chavez Public Charter School