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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.

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Brett Shiel
Senior Consultant
Brett Shiel
As a kid I struggled to read, but my mom was a teacher so we figured it out. Reality hit again when I became a teacher. I was unprepared. It was my job to provide the quality of instruction my mom gave me. Eighteen years later, I am working with educators answering these questions, alongside researchers and foundations.

Nationally, I have co-facilitated the Supporting Students Below Grade Level workgroup alongside CCSSO for three years. I joined the Instructional Materials and Professional Learning Network as a coach for two state CAOs and their teams. In Philly, I partner with the District, charters, and education orgs. I work with Bloom to facilitate development of District strategy, and am also involved with ImpactEd at Fels Institute.

Prior to Coaching & Convening, I worked at Achievement Network, leading work in Florida with the Gates Foundation and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. We designed and facilitated standards-aligned professional learning for chiefs and leaders. Before that, I was part of the School Systems Leaders Fellowship. I also worked at the School District of Philadelphia, Insight Education Group, and Freire Charter School. I started teaching in Houston through Teach For America.

E-mail: brett@coachingandconvening.com