Provide strong game-changing coaching to current leaders that aligns to organizational goals and empowers team members to take full ownership
Provide professional development and coaching to build capacity within districts/networks/organizations to elevate growth and staff continuity
Develop a strategic plan to reach yearly goals that empowers organizational members to be proactive in reaching high expectations
Jacob Michelman has been in education for over 20 years. He started as a high school math teacher in New Jersey for five years. He was the youngest candidate accepted into the first cohort of the New York City Leadership Academy under the direction of Bob Knowling and Sandra Stein. He completed his Masters at Fordham University where he became a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi for academic achievement.
In 2006, Jacob Michelman became one of the youngest principals in New York City where he led a failing school to achieve a Well-Developed rating on the Quality Review, from an F to A on the School Report Card, and removed the school from the Persistently Dangerous School List and The Failing School List for the State of New York. He raised over $3 million dollars to improve the quality of the school including a state-of-the-art library and computers for all his students allowing for huge strides to be made in systemically implementing technology throughout his school.
After 10 and a half years as a principal, Jacob stepped into the world of educational consultant where he shares his expertise in school leadership and systemic change with schools throughout the nation. Within this field, Jacob created a vision and co-wrote several curriculums for leadership development, built up and trained a team to deliver content, developed and monitored an evaluation plan to authentically measure participant learning, and orchestrated an expansion in programming resulting in over $1 million worth of partnerships in a single year. He recently started his own company called Lead to Empower and has expanded his work to the corporate world by providing coaching to several executives. He is currently studying Organizational Change and Leadership for his Doctoral Program at USC.