We partner with you, in your school, with your people, and at your pace.
Together, we cultivate new levels of learning for those who influence student outcomes.
Our diversity in skill creates a powerful force for change.
Since 2013, what has defined us as a team is a blending of unique experiences in the field of education coupled with an enduring drive to promote growth in others. Amy’s high level of understanding of research-based teaching and learning paired with Patrick’s expertise in supporting organizational design and shared decision-making, redesigns complex systems to ensure sustainability and impact.
“Amy Tepper provides an opportunity to ‘push our thinking’ as we develop our understanding of the rubric whether through facilitator questioning or creating the environments for collaborative peer-peer inquiry.”
Coach, Author, and Educational Consultant
Amy Tepper has served as a teacher, administrator, and program director in various K-12 settings and startups to include virtual, homeschool, blended, and public schools.
She held the position of Executive Director of a Sylvan Learning Center, opened an alternative 6th-12th school in Okaloosa County, FL, and later was actively engaged in Florida high school redesign and career education reform, providing technical assistance across the state. Amy had the opportunity to collaborate with a team of parents to develop the Ohana Institute, an innovative blended school, focused on global citizenship and discovery learning, serving as Director in its first year.
As a consultant, she provided instructional and administrative coaching at an international school in Panama until 2013, when she returned to continue supporting schools in the U.S. Amy has since completed countless classroom observations through work as a peer validator evaluating practices in Newark and New Haven schools, and in providing embedded, ongoing support for instructional leaders and teachers in the areas of high quality observation, feedback, and teaching and learning.
Amy is the co-author of Feedback to Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning and Learner-Focused Feedback: 19 Strategies to Observe for Impact.
Author and Educational Consultant
Patrick Flynn has worked as a teacher, teacher leader, curriculum director, coach, and executive program director in K-12 settings in over eleven different states.
As the Executive Director of High Schools for Edison Schools and the Chief Academic Officer for Great Schools Workshop in Sacramento, CA, Patrick worked with building and district administrations in nine states to implement systemic high school reform. In his coaching and as a professional development director for a Regional Service Center in CT, he has provided professional learning in the areas of transformational leadership, performance management systems, standards-driven instruction, and data-driven decision-making.
As the Founder and Executive Director of ReVISION Learning Partnership, Patrick has led several school improvement initiatives in rural and urban settings and internationally in the United Arab Emirates with the Abu Dhabi Education Council. He has presented nationally and internationally, including as a keynote speaker at the Forum on Big Data at the Tianjin University of Technology, in Tianjin, China.
Patrick is highly sought after for his leadership in providing the highest quality professional learning opportunities for teachers, administrators, and district personnel. Patrick is the co-author of Feedback to Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning and Learner-Focused Feedback: 19 Strategies to Observe for Impact.
“Patrick allows our team to reflect on our strengths as administrators and work to improve our relationships with staff through effective communication and feedback.”
Our clients say it best!
Tepper and Flynn take the most powerful strategy for change we know—feedback— and comprehensively break it down into themes that are well-grounded in theory and practice. Treat Feedback to Feed Forward as a master cookbook.
Tepper and Flynn create a system of support to help administrators through every stage of the evaluation process.
Tepper and Flynn, are most responsible for my professional growth as a teacher and leader. These tenets have built my leadership capacity on a myriad of levels: from effectively collecting evidence during a classroom observation to giving effective and actionable feedback to teachers.
Assistant Professor, UCONN
The recursive structure and collaborative nature of the experiences within their support model invited the discussion of pedagogy at a level that was much deeper than that which would otherwise takes place in average professional learning experiences.
School improvement begins in the classroom. To this end, our work with Patrick has been a “game changer” for the Bethany Public School District, leading to improved student achievement.
Through our work with Amy, my colleagues and I have learned how to focus on the essential elements of instruction to determine what truly impacts student achievement. As a whole, this process has enabled me to grow tremendously as an observer and as someone who gives supportive feedback. I cannot believe how far we’ve come in this process! Thank you so much, Amy!
Whether you’re a teacher, instructional coach, or administrator, Tepper and Flynn guide you through strategies to plan for and adapt to student interactions during an observation in order to improve the quality of feedback for the teacher. Simply put, this book is delicious. Try it in digestible bites through the chapters or all at once for the big picture.
Get your copy of Feeback To Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning and Learner-Focused Feedback: 19 Strategies to Observe for Impact.
As a leader, you know that feedback is essential to teachers’ growth and development. But crafting the right feedback can be daunting. This how-to book, designed for leaders in all roles and at all experience levels, provides a dynamic yet practical leadership model focused on precisely those key tasks. How do you conduct comprehensive observations, accurately analyze lessons for effectiveness, and develop high-leverage action steps that bring lasting change to teacher practices and student outcomes?
“Leading learning meets specificity. Tepper and Flynn take the most powerful strategy for change we know—feedback— and comprehensively break it down into themes that are well-grounded in theory and practice. Treat Feedback to Feed Forward as a master cookbook. Look for what you need and delve into it with a connoisseur’s appetite.”
Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto
University of Toronto
“A leader’s most important job is to help teachers understand their impact on student learning. Collecting evidence of learning through observation is a difficult skill to master, but Tepper and Flynn have given us the tools we need in this essential new resource.”
John Hattie, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia
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