The Catalyst Approach is a comprehensive professional development and implementation model developed by creative partners Nancy Burns and Jacki Brickman, and is based on their observations in more than 50,000 classrooms and school-wide common spaces. It includes a suite of courses, coaching components, leadership development, and systems support that accelerates deep implementation of skills that lead to the creation of improved classroom and school leadership, relationships, and culture.
Empower others to view themselves as leaders with a responsibility to learn and grow, while purposefully contributing to a culture where everyone is a catalyst to developing relationships and disrupting inequity.
Every student is surrounded by leaders who understand, nurture, inspire and support them.
Our original curriculum includes a comprehensive suite of engaging workshops to support many aspects of well-run schools. We also work with clients to create custom training, coaching, and consulting options based on their unique needs.
We are only as good as the people who surround us. Here are a few who deserve our gratitude:
For the privilege of working alongside you to establish the initial Demonstration Teacher Certification criteria (sometimes without even knowing you were doing so) and for continuing to be high implementing Catalysts, thank you: