Our Work

We collaborate with and advocate for impact-oriented partners who are committed to doing work that accelerates the future of teaching, leading and learning. Our strategic solutions are tailored and impactful to best support these partners in achieving their goals and helping leaders know what to do next. 

Our Core Capabilities

Continuous development, research and practice have helped our team refine a set of core capabilities that we use to traverse the evolving learning landscape. We leverage these capabilities through a combination of tailored advisory, advocacy and design solutions. While each capability can be a standalone project, we often combine various expertise and services to create a custom-tailored partnership that best serves the needs of our clients.

System & Learning Design

Our team empowers leaders in learning. We specialize in instructional, school and system design, network advising and innovative leadership and learning models. This work includes workshops, design sessions, coaching, thought partnering and innovative program design and implementation support for learner-centered personalized learning.

Professional Learning & Community

We design and facilitate in-person and virtual school and learning tours, speaking engagements, webinars, professional learning, and workshops. We also work with clients to develop event strategies and provide event management and logistics. Looking for your own professional learning? Check out our free Getting Smart Town Halls or our paid cohort offering Smart Sprints for more information. 


We provide strengths-based, flexible, client driven strategic support to a variety of organizations and school districts. Our strategy partnerships span a wide range of projects including project design, planning and management, network design and development, scaling strategies, strategic guidance, technical assistance, product and brand development, edtech product development, market positioning and go-to-market strategy, organizational development, education foundation investment strategy and on-demand strategy packages.

Campaign & Initiative Development

We help get your voice heard by advocating for the work being done to support high-quality learning for all.  Getting Smart designs and implements high impact thought leadership campaigns and initiatives for foundations, organizations and school networks. This includes spotting, naming and framing emerging issues, campaign management, audience development, message testing, content development, publication and dissemination.

Communication & Storytelling

We believe in the power of storytelling and support clients with media channel development, strategic communications, marketing and social media. This includes building and implementing strategic communication plans, message testing and market research. Getting Smart also amplifies products and brands through sponsored blogs, infographics, white papers, podcasts and other multi-media marketing content.

Our Reach

We partner with schools, districts, and networks, as well as learning and philanthropic organizations.


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Work With Us

What is a challenge or set of challenges you feel Getting Smart can support? We personalize all of our projects in order to meet each individual partner’s needs.