One school district at a time is the objective of Dennis B. McKesey and his approach towards enhancing America’s education system.

community; and mentor educators in the creation and implementation of class instruction, lesson plans, and student assessment in conjunction with state learning standards. The former principal at one of the most premier charter schools in the country, he has built a proven track record of success and desired to share his effective and beneficial strategies with other educators in the area and across the nation. As a graduate of Mercy College, with accreditations in School Administration and Supervision as well as the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Leadership Development Program, Dennis is a very passionate educator. He consults nationally with teachers and administrators at schools and districts and has presented at-school leadership conferences. Most recently, Dennis has launched Off School Grounds , a virtual hub for dozens of school leaders, from across the nation, where they engage in leadership development and shared best practices alongside Entertainment special guests (i.e.

As a dedicated, innovative and resourceful education professional, with more than twenty five (25) years of experience in working for private, public and charter schools in New York City, he believes that when we support educators’ passion to learn and grow, we enhance their capacity to facilitate students’ learning and growth. Featured in Paul Tough's book Whatever It Takes and Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for Superman , Dennis has a passion for direct involvement with the education of children through effective school leadership. As President and Senior Lead Consultant of In Our Best Interest, LLC. , Dennis works directly with clients to provide face- to-face, electronic, and phone consultation aligned to leadership development and school improvement efforts. He tailors and delivers professional development in areas of leadership and staff development as well as curriculum and instruction. McKesey has the proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote a safe learning environment; ensure a school culture that encourages continuous improvements for

Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Dame Dash, etc…) and their cultural perspectives. In addition, Dennis serves as a Graduate Professor at his alma mater, Mercy College in the Educational Leadership Department. He inspires his students to promote success by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community. A multi-layered approach, towards improving a multi-layered education system; it is indeed in our best interest to have the Dennis McKeseys of the world, at the helm.

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teachers and students; develop an environment that encourages open communication with colleagues, students, and the



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