Education Pioneers
Talent Placement Process

2016-05-30T13:11:49+00:00

Redesigned talent placement process with custom web-based matching tool. Education Pioneers engaged Safal in a strategic planning project to redesign its placement process, making it more efficient, effective and scalable. Safal identified bottlenecks and pain points, internalized the organization’s strategic priorities and benchmarked processes against similar organizations. Key accomplishments: (1) Identified opportunities and implemented improvements [...]

Education Pioneers
Talent Placement Process
2016-05-30T13:11:49+00:00

George W. Bush Institute

2016-05-25T13:03:13+00:00

Developed online training modules to build Principal leadership skills. The Bush Institute engaged Safal to help them create a roadmap for developing online training modules aimed at building principals’ skills as school leaders and managers of talent. The planning/feasibility phase was funded by the Gates Foundation and one of the deliverables was a concept proposal [...]

George W. Bush Institute 2016-05-25T13:03:13+00:00

Austin ISD Charter Compact Collaborative Initiative Management

2016-05-24T09:42:21+00:00

“To meet the needs of all students and accelerate achievement through educational innovation, the Austin Independent School District (“AISD” or “District”) and the Austin area partner public charter schools (“Charters”) have come together to share ideas, resources and infrastructure as a way to ensure that all students have viable educational options.” Austin District/Charter Compact executive [...]

Austin ISD Charter Compact Collaborative Initiative Management 2016-05-24T09:42:21+00:00

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2016-05-30T13:01:35+00:00

Research & analysis of national financial aid landscape to inform portfolio strategy. The Gates Foundation wanted comprehensive research and analysis of the national financial aid landscape to inform their portfolio strategy. We worked with FSG to conduct primary and secondary research, including interviews with experts and focus groups with students, and synthesized recommendations for the [...]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2016-05-30T13:01:35+00:00

Education Pioneers
Talent Placement Process

2016-05-25T12:56:09+00:00

Redesigned talent placement process with custom web-based matching tool. Education Pioneers engaged Safal in a strategic planning project to redesign its placement process, making it more efficient, effective and scalable. Safal identified bottlenecks and pain points, internalized the organization’s strategic priorities and benchmarked processes against similar organizations. Key accomplishments: (1) Identified opportunities and implemented improvements [...]

Education Pioneers
Talent Placement Process
2016-05-25T12:56:09+00:00

Houston A+
College Readiness Program

2016-05-25T13:34:17+00:00

Designed & implemented college readiness program for middle schools (Challenge Network). Safal worked closely with Houston A+ as they redefined strategy and reinvented themselves as a non-profit that engaged with middle schools to enable post-secondary success. During the life of Safal’s work with the organization, Safal has designed and built many of its programs, continuously [...]

Houston A+
College Readiness Program
2016-05-25T13:34:17+00:00

Kern Family Foundation
PISA Benchmarking Plan

2016-05-24T09:42:26+00:00

Developed strategic plan & drafted investment proposal to fund “PISA for Schools” pilot initiative for international benchmarking of schools. The Kern Family Foundation supported an initiative to pilot “PISA for Schools” for international benchmarking of schools and local systems. We worked closely with the project team, Kern, and OECD to analyze the assessment environment, determine [...]

Kern Family Foundation
PISA Benchmarking Plan
2016-05-24T09:42:26+00:00

Urban Teacher Center
Organizational Development and Scaling

2016-05-24T09:42:24+00:00

IT assessment, planning & implementation plan to scale non-profit organization focused on training teachers committed to measurable results. Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is an education-focused non-profit founded in 2010 to train teachers committed to measurable results. Based on its initial successes, UTC was interested in expanding its operations in scale and scope. Safal was asked [...]

Urban Teacher Center
Organizational Development and Scaling
2016-05-24T09:42:24+00:00

Project Lead The Way
Performance Management Dashboards

2016-05-25T13:24:36+00:00

Designed & developed performance management dashboards for assessing performance of non-profit organization & impact of its STEM programs. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in US middle and high schools. From 12 New York high schools in 1997, [...]

Project Lead The Way
Performance Management Dashboards
2016-05-25T13:24:36+00:00

Rhode Island Department of Education
Race to the Top Implementations

2016-05-24T09:42:23+00:00

Led strategic planning, design & funding proposal of RTTP implementations (e.g., state-wide educator evaluation data system). The Rhode Island DoE engaged Safal to provide strategic assistance as it drove state-wide reform as part of its Race to The Top program. Key accomplishments: (1) Led state-wide interim assessment and formative assessment design and requirement gathering for [...]

Rhode Island Department of Education
Race to the Top Implementations
2016-05-24T09:42:23+00:00