Client Testimonials

"It's so rare that you meet people in your industry, in the education space in general, that have such a breadth and depth of skill set, and an empathy and compassion for the work. These were pluses I appreciated - tremendous value-adds that I wouldn't have gotten from a traditional search firm.  I felt really heard throughout the process.  Laura took a lot of time to understand what we wanted, understand the candidates, and make the best match.  The entire process was great and I highly valued this experience.  I wouldn't have trusted another firm in the same way." - Alton B. Nelson, Jr., CEO, Making Waves Academy 

"Laura & Maia brought tremendous expertise and professionalism to their work with us.  They were true thought partners who understood our needs, our culture and pushed our thinking to ensure we selected the best principal candidate for our school.  They designed and facilitated a well-organized process and got all the details right.  Each of us on the Board was so pleased with their work, and so grateful for their guidance in our most important hire." – Renata Gomes, Board President, Lefferts Gardens Charter School

"Laura has proven to be an exceptional resource for our team. Her professional approach to the senior level leadership search, expertise in the field of educational leadership, exceptional communication skills with clients and candidates, and ability to secure highly qualified national level candidates while executing the search in a timely manner are a rare find. We consider Laura a valuable part of our team and plan to continue using her services to assist in building our educational leadership team." – Jake Der Hagopian, President, CSMI Education Management

"Laura brings the highest level of warmth and human touch to her work managing searches.  It is clear how much people and relationships matter to her.  We continually get feedback from our candidates about how wonderful she is and how well taken care of they feel.  She's a natural recruiter and truly brings something special to the work." – Scott Morgan, Founder & CEO, Education Pioneers

"Laura is a builder.  She helped to lay a strong foundation for the recruitment and selection process, allowing Marion P. Thomas Charter School to attract the right leader.  By fully understanding our mission and culture, she was able to attract candidates who were not just looking for an opportunity, but who were highly qualified and deeply committed to constructing our future with us." - Karen Thomas, CEO, Marion P. Thomas Charter School

"Laura is wonderful. She competently juggled and executed high-stakes senior leadership searches for Achievement First with warmth, grace, thoughtfulness and professionalism. She was strategic and focused in her pursuit of top candidates, and she is outstanding at quickly building relationships with people and putting them at ease. I was grateful to have her as the person at AF who most interacted with top candidates since I love the AF she represented." – Dacia M. Toll, President & Co-CEO, Achievement First