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Targeted Leadership senior executives and consultants have demonstrated success in significantly improving student achievement results in their schools and district level positions. They are expert facilitators and coaches who understand the challenges of leading improvement efforts in culturally and linguistically diverse settings.

The TLC Team

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The following consultants are all independent contractors that collaborate on specific TLC projects. They are not employees of TLC and often collaborate with other companies on projects or work projects of their own.


Jeff Nelsen, PhD
Senior Partner

Co-founder and partner with Targeted Leadership Consulting and former co-director of the New England School Management Program in Boston, Dr. Nelsen has provided training and coaching to more than 2,000 principals and school leadership teams over the past decade, helping schools set and meet rigorous, measurable student learning goals.

Previously, Dr. Nelsen was a teacher and principal for 21 years in California. The last school he directed received both state and national recognition for its dramatic increase in student performance.

With his Ph.D. in organization and policy studies, Dr. Nelsen has taught graduate students at several universities over the years, and is the former director of the Harvard/ACSA Principals Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles.


E-mail: jnelsen@targetedleadership.net | Phone: 808-280-8560