In Our Best Interest consultants can help take the guesswork out of school improvement. We are a mission-driven strategy and policy organization with unique and deep expertise in education improvement. We partner with practitioners, policymakers, funders and advocates to design and accelerate policies and plans that help all young people - particularly students in poverty and students of color - succeed in college, careers and life.
We are thought partners with our clients. We value relationships that are grounded in honesty and inquiry because we believe that an open exchange of ideas, supported by careful vetting, will produce dynamic results. We encourage our clients to think expansively yet be pragmatic; to take smart but reasonable risks; to learn from others; and to follow through from great ideas to successful implementation.
In Our Best Interest works closely with school leaders to design and accelerate ambitious plans in strategies for effective teaching, leadership development, as well specialize in planning for implementation and building widespread, bipartisan support and understanding for change.
"Dr. McKesey is “Legendary” Leadership Coach. He has supported me and my school community since mid-2020 and has supported me with more effective ways to use individual student data to shift teacher practice purposefully. While I thought that I had learned it all, I was excited to see how better my teachers were with planning and closing gaps in student learning thanks to the help of Dr. McKesey."
~Dr. Asya Johnson, Master Principal, Longwood Preparatory Academy Bronx, NY