Consulting Services and Supports

The Colorado Education Initiative is a team of educators and system leaders with first-hand experience guiding schools, teachers, and leaders towards cultivating change.

Improve Education in Your Community

Partner with CEI to accelerate cutting-edge redesign and improvement in education through a focus on these Design Commitments:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Family and Community Partnership
  • Social Emotional Development
  • Youth Activation
  • Leadership
  • Change Management

For more than a decade, the Colorado Education Initiative has been at the
forefront of improvement, innovation, and change in Colorado’s public education
system. Over the years, we’ve worked in partnership with educators on the
ground in more than 150 urban, suburban, and rural school districts.

School Improvement Supports:

Holistic Review, Strategic Planning, Improvement Planning, and Implementation Supports

Engage in a customized, community-driven, and student-centered planning process that meets the needs of your school and district context while drawing inspiration from our network across Colorado and the country.

CEI was approved with distinction by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) as a school improvement provider:

  • District Strategic Planning
  • School Holistic Review and Improvement Planning
  • School Implementation Support

Design Thinking

Advance understanding, shift mindsets, and increase educator engagement.

School Redesign

Design novel solutions, build community empathy, and implement change practices.

Social and Emotional Development

Establish safe, trusting, and healthy learning environments.


Work with CEI to make gains in priority areas, including:

  • Personalized Learning
  • Advanced Placement
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Family and Community Partnership

The executive coaching I have received from Alex Carter at CEI is some of the best mentorship I have received in my professional career. Because of his own leadership experiences, Alex listens and supports me to be a possibility LP thinker and problem solver. He continually encourages me to be a more thoughtful and responsive leader serving my team to the best of my abilities.

Stacie Datteri, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Academic
Achievement, Greeley-Evans School District 6

Drawing on our deep expertise, extensive network, and established design commitments, the CEI team provides a range of services, including professional development, strategic planning, leadership coaching, and school improvement partnership.

Emily Love, Ph.D.