In Our Best Interest LLC is an educational consultancy firm dedicated to developing high quality educational programs throughout public, private and charter school systems. Our goal is to provide quality educational resources, supplies, management and consultancy to meet today’s educational challenges. Whether you’re looking to recharge the energy in your teaching staff, increase the rating of your school, or build community relations and parent involvement In Our Best Interest can assist you with your goals.
Our consultants have assisted many public, private and charter schools in evaluating programs, identifying needs, and creating a comprehensive plan for school improvement. Each plan for improvement is unique and tailored to each individual school’s needs.
To create a quality educational provision where world class educational resources, supplies, management and consultancy can provide integrated educational solutions to today’s educational challenges.
Our mission is to become the premier international world class integrated educational services provider.
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ABOUT DR. DENNIS B. MCKESEY
Dr. Dennis B. McKesey is the President and Senior Lead Consultant of In Our Best Interest LLC. As a Senior Lead Consultant, Dennis works directly with his clients to provide face-to-face, electronic, and phone consultation aligned to leadership development and school improvement efforts.
Dennis is a dedicated, innovative and resourceful education professional with more than twenty-five (25) years of experience in working for private, public and charter schools in New York City. He believes that when we support educators’ passion to learn and grow, we enhance their capacity to facilitate students’ learning and growth.
As an Alma Mater of Mercy College with accreditations in School Administration and Supervision, a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Business Leadership Development Program, and having successfully completed his Educational Doctorate at the University of New England, he remains passionate for the direct involvement of community and education through effective school leadership.He consults nationally with teachers and administrators at schools and districts and has presented at school leadership conferences. As a former principal at one of the most premier charter schools in the country, he built a proven track record of success and desired to share his effective and beneficial strategies with other educators in the area and across the nation.
He also serves as a Graduate Professor at his alma mater, Mercy College in the Educational Leadership Department as well as Adjunct Professor for Teacher's College of Columbia University . He inspires his students to promote success by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
Featured in Paul Tough's book "Whatever It Takes" and Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for “Superman”, Dennis has a passion for direct involvement with the education of children through effective school leadership. He tailors and delivers professional development in areas of leadership and staff development as well as curriculum and instruction. He has the proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote a safe learning environment; ensure a school culture that encourages continuous improvements for teachers and students; develop an environment that encourages open communication with colleagues, students, and the community; and mentor educators in the creation and implementation of class instruction, lesson plans, and student assessment in conjunction with state learningstandards.
Dennis’ main objective is to help better the current condition of America’s education system one school/district at a time.
"Powerful ~ Innovative ~ Out of the box thinking ~ Supportive ~ Guaranteed Success
These are just a few of the words that best describes working with Mr. Dennis McKesey. As a new Principal, his ability to support me with a new lens of looking at data has been priceless. Working with him has resulted in successfully moving our school from a Renewal School to a Rise School with no State designations in just a few short months. It is a pleasure to have Mr. McKesey as part of the team."
~Marie Desforges, Principal Phillis Wheatley School P.S. 328 Brooklyn, NY