Testimonials

See what our clients are saying about us.

Client Testimonials

Read what our clients are saying about their experiences with Side-by-Side Educational Consulting. From state, district, and school administrators to instructional coaches and teachers, our clients are extremely happy with our research-based instructional delivery techniques and strategies and partnership approach for the change effort, resulting in improved student achievement across all content areas and grade levels.


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 TEACHERS

“Our consultant is devoted to creating interpersonal relationships with our school and is readily available with expert advice, materials, and modeling to support our professional development needs.”

-Teacher

“I have attended three different conferences led by Side-by-Side consultants. They conduct the trainings in a professional and engaging manner. After each event, I left with multiple instructional strategies (way more than I could possibly implement) that I could apply immediately to my lessons to increase the success of ALL students.”

-Teacher

“This vocabulary training helped me take my core vocabulary instruction and change it to help my students better comprehend the texts we are reading in our core curriculum. After attending the writing with the Common Core in mind seminar, I completely restructured my writing instruction to include more peer conferencing and teacher conferencing through all steps of the writing process. I, along with my team, regularly use the checklists and checklist created rubrics recommended our consultant for formative and summative writing assessment.”

-Teacher

“Side-by-Side always delivers extraordinarily thoughtful group instruction that is based on the unique strengths and needs of our school, grade-levels, and classrooms. Our consultants have provided high-quality support through concrete modeling both in and out of the classroom, and their dedication to meet with and assist us as teams or individuals has been unwavering.”

-Teacher

Our consultant shares a wide variety of instructional materials, strategies, and direct modeling that is engaging and easily incorporated into my curriculum delivery. “

-Teacher

 INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES

“Our consultant fostered strong and trusting relationships by listening to staff members, asking purposeful questions, interpreting data, and communicating her thoughts clearly; she is a highly respected and invaluable member of our team.”

-Instructional Coach

“Simply stated, the consultation provided by Side-by-Side Educational Consulting positively impacted our school.  With our consultant’s superb knowledge of instructional strategies, we were provided professional development that was immediately implemented in our classrooms.  Our consultant also modeled and observed these strategies, imparting essential feedback and reflection with our staff.  She continues to be viewed as a collaborative member of our school.”

-Instructional Coach

“Side-by-Side Educational Consulting offers concrete strategies and the side-by-side support needed for school transformation.”

-Instructional Coach

“Our consultant has been exceptional to work with.  She utilizes current research, best practices, and her own experience when supporting districts, schools, or teachers. Her approachable personality makes it easy for teachers to seek suggestions from her.”

-Instructional Coach

“We were extremely pleased with the consultant provided by Side-by-Side Educational Consulting for our training. She was able to bring the optimal mix of research expertise and classroom experience to reach our staff in meaningful ways. She asked the right probing questions and really listened to our answers to ensure she was meeting our needs.”

-Instructional Coach

 School/Program Administrators

“I applaud how the consultants from Side-by-Side Educational Consulting worked with our staff. They became an integrated part of our team. Their work to improve instructional practices for teachers has changed how we teach and how we interact with students, with a result of significantly improved student achievement at our school.”

-School Principal

“There is no doubt that our success is in part because of the expertise provided by the Side-by-Side Educational Consulting team. Their commitment to our school through professional development, instructional coaching, and best practices for teaching and learning cannot be overstated.”

-School Principal

“I strongly recommend Side-by-Side Educational Consulting for the consultation they can provide for school improvement and the change effort. The results we’ve experienced in terms of increasing teacher effectiveness with improved student achievement have forever changed our district approach. As a result of their services, we not only increased student achievement—we built the internal capacity to sustain our these improved outcomes over the long term.”

-School Principal

“I strongly recommend Side-by-Side Educational Consulting for the consultation they can provide for school improvement and the change effort. The results we’ve experienced in terms of increasing teacher effectiveness with improved student achievement have forever changed our district approach. As a result of their services, we not only increased student achievement—we built the internal capacity to sustain our these improved outcomes over the long term.”

-School Principal

“Side-by-Side Consulting provides more than consulting services to improve outcomes for children—they foster meaningful relationships with staff that result in long-term change. We couldn’t have possibly imagined how profoundly their services would positively impact students, staff, and families. The work hasn’t been easy, but the outcomes are well worth it.”

–Preschool Program Director

 District Administrators

“We partnered with Side-by-Side Educational Consulting for four years, and in that time period, our literacy scores at the elementary level moved from 38% proficiency to 89% proficiency. Our middle schools increased their proficiency from 24% to 83% in the same time period. Our success is creating a new vision in our school and community, and Side-by-Side provided the tools for us to maintain this level of proficiency in subsequent years.”

-School District Superintendent

“Our work with Side-by-Side consultants changed the conversations about instruction and learning in our buildings in meaningful ways.”

–District Curriculum Director

“Building teacher capacity is vital and necessary to systemic change. With the nationwide teacher shortage it is imperative that we support and strengthen our teaching staff. Side-by-Side Educational Consulting focuses on building teacher capacity and how that affects student achievement. They really help to implement a thriving system that is sustainable for both teachers and students.”

–District Federal Programs Director

“The professionalism and research-based commitment to our schools has transformed how we teach and how students learn.”

–School District Superintendent

 State Administrators

“Side-by-Side Educational Consulting not only understands instructional content and delivery, but also how to build effective systems and what it takes to turn around schools.”

–State Department Division Director

“Side-by-Side Consulting has been instrumental in providing consulting and professional learning for three multi-million dollar grants for our agency over the past eight years.  Side-by-Side Consultants are professional, reliable, and the extent of their knowledge surpasses any other consulting firm that I have worked with in my career in education.  The technical assistance and coaching provided to our state leaders, districts, schools, and classroom staff has been seamlessly differentiated to meet the diverse backgrounds and knowledge levels to ultimately increase student achievement through ongoing continuous improvement that is sustainable over time.  We are so grateful for the collaboration with Side-by-Side and would recommend their services to anyone seeking support with the development of systematic processes for successful teaching and learning.”

-State Agency Grant Director

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389 Canoe Gulch Rd • Libby, MT 59923
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