• Developing Organizations
    Ensuring that the education ecosystem can support the well-being of children.

  • Transforming Education
    Innovating with school and district teams to increase student achievement.

  • Empowering Children and Families
    Strengthening the organizations that support families and secure a promising future.

  • Pensarus - Education Solutions
    We offer a free phone consultation to all prospective clients.

K-12 Education

Best practice guidance and team building for school improvement--transform curriculum, instruction, leadership, and operations.


Needs assessment, strategic planning, project management, technical assistance, and performance monitoring.

Capacity Building

Support for organizations to maximize positive impacts on youth and families--including fundraising and partnerships.


Expert advisement for start-ups and established corporations that offer products or services to the education market.

Transform the everyday into a sparkling educational experience.

We improve organizational performance by thoughtfully blending innovation with proven best practices of education and management.

Our Services

Pensarus improves schools by building Cooperative Teaching and Learning Communities (CLTCs). We facilitate the talent and experience already present
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There is no silver bullet to improving the performance of schools. Great schools work because they are a part of great systems -- school systems,
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For mission-driven organizations and government agencies that offer products or services to the education and human services markets,
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Specifically designed for the education and human services markets, Pensarus offers technology services that cover the entire product development
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Our Clients

  • City of Indianapolis

    Review of Turnaround Academies. Comprehensive audit of school operations to determine alignment with best practices for educational performance and change management.
  • National Head Start Association

    Go Smart Web App. Project facilitation, strategy, and oversight for innovative mobile web app designed for parents and teachers to engage children aged 0-5 in age-appropriate physical activity.
  • Jersey City Public Schools

    Improving Instructional Quality – High Schools. Provision of research-based professional development and coaching to support classroom teachers and administrators in high school transformation.


  • Of all companies I have worked with, Pensarus was my number one choice.  Pensarus met with my staff, discussed collaboratively the focus of our project, and explained in detail the upcoming professional development training.  Our staff appreciated that Pensarus was willing to tailor the curriculum to our population’s individual needs.  It’s hard to find a company that is willing to spend so much time and energy making sure to understand the culture of your school.
    Pablo Samuel, Vice Principal, High Point Elementary School
  • For over four years, Pensarus has provided project management services for several key NHSA initiatives. Pensarus connects with our team, understands our needs, and effectively transforms challenges to tangible, impactful solutions, providing strategic thinking, agile problem solving, and creative vision. Pensarus' dedication and performance has been exceptional--always working to get a project done right!
    Carolyn Stennett, Deputy Executive Director, National Head Start Association
  • Pensarus was our chosen consultant because of their research based approach, successful work in evaluating chronically underperforming schools, and ability to understand the educational landscape of Indianapolis. They provided our office with a very thorough evaluation that not only fulfilled the scope of work requested, but actually exceeded our expectations.
    Tamra O. Wright, Director of Turnaround Schools, Office of Education Innovation, Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis
  • Pensarus professionals are committed to a strategy-focused approach. The Pensarus team has established a reputation for excellence, and having partnered with Pensarus founders for a decade, their professionals have served as the impetus for innovation via blending forward thinking and best practices to identify emerging opportunities.
    Richard A. Lewis, Director of Federal Compliance and Project Management, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • Pensarus brings a wealth of research and organizational skills to their work. I have been impressed with their ability to conceptualize, to consider the finer details of project management, and to put these in amazing deliverables. Pensarus has an extensive knowledge of education and experience with grants and contract administration -- essential components for bringing significant educational improvements!
    Dr. Christine Mason, Executive Director, Center for Educational Improvement, National Association of Elementary School Principals