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. With well over 20 years experience in education, we are confident that the support services offered will lead to increased student achievement and improved school culture. We have assisted several schools implement various strategies to improve school efficiency and take pride in each of our success stories.
Active Clients are within the below school districts:
"Mr. Dennis McKesey is knowledgeable and well versed in leadership development. He has supported my leadership growth in monitoring and revising school-wide systems, building school culture, curriculum development and utilizing data to refine Standard Based Maps. As a result, I scored favorably on my Quality Review and PPO. I am extremely thankful I made the decision to invest in a consultant company that is committed to meeting the unique needs of my school. I will continue to work with Mr. McKesey through my tenure as principal."
~Rochelle Hinds, Principal Hale A. Woodruff P.S. 224 Brooklyn, NY
“Mr. McKesey’s work at PS 165Q is far from done. He is continuing to support our school with social emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching. We are eager to continue our professional partnership with him because we know it will ensure teaching that is intentional, impactful, and measurable. I am humbled and honored to work with Mr. Dennis McKesey.”
~Tiffany L. Davis-Nealy, Principal Ida Posner P.S. 165 Queens, NY
"I was fortunate to meet Dennis McKesey during my first year as a principal and he has played a critical role in my leadership and the school’s success. Dennis has enabled me to think outside the box in terms of leadership. Dennis works closely with the instructional cabinet, looking at teacher effectiveness, teacher teams, school data, and so much more. This year Dennis guided me through my first Quality Review and for the first time our school received a preliminary rating of proficient in all indicators. I look forward to working with Dennis for many years to come."
~Francesca Joseph- Fleurant, Principal P.S. 052 Queens, NY
"It was a pleasure working with Dennis. He was instrumental in working with the cabinet members around leadership andinstructional issues. It was a pity that I did not have the funding for him to continue to provide services for our school."
~Farid Reyes, Principal Hector Fontanez School P.S. 103 Bronx, NY
"I am thankful for the services provided to myself and my staff by In Our Best Interest. Dennis you’ve played a critical role in me having a successful 1st year as a Principal. Your hands-on and situational-problem approach to the work done in schools is truly relevant and needed in these critical times. Thank you for helping me see the forest from the trees and making the necessary changes early enough in the school year to experience the benefits."
~Judith James, Principal The Warren Prep Academy P.S. 28 Brooklyn, NY