Background: Jeff Schulz is a partner with Bellwether Education Partners in the Strategic Advising practice area. Since joining Bellwether in January 2013, Jeff has helped school districts, charter management organizations, and service providers address a wide range of strategic issues, from developing five-year strategic plans to more targeted initiatives around personalized learning and teacher development. Before joining Bellwether, Jeff was a manager in Deloitte’s Strategy practice, with a focus on helping Fortune 500 clients identify opportunities to generate growth and improve profitability, especially through the application of advanced analytic techniques. He is also a proud Teach For America alum, former advocacy lead for a group of high-performing, nationally acclaimed Texas charter schools, and education analyst for the central Texas-based E3 Alliance. Jeff holds a master’s in public administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Michigan.
Experience at Bellwether: strategic planning, market assessment, growth and expansion strategy, teacher evaluation and development systems, project management and implementation support
Client segments served: school districts, charter systems and schools, product and service providers, foundations
Sample clients: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, San Francisco Unified School District, Harmony Public Schools, Youth Truth
Why I do this work: Our current education approach has failed too many students, especially low-income students, for far too long. Yet, we know success is possible based on the experience of a diverse array of innovative districts, CMOS, and product and service providers. I am inspired by the work of these “whatever it takes” organizations and am committed to helping them deepen and grow their impact.