What I do well is lead change. At AltSchool I’ve led a complete transformation of the school network, including complex consolidations, closures, and mergers, while raising student outcomes and stakeholder perceptions to new highs.

Previously I worked closely with two city schools superintendents. I helped them shape their strategy and navigate through a myriad of challenges,  experiencing first-hand the realities of transforming a century-old organization. 

I’m skilled at building a detailed vision for an organization, and forging a path to get there. 

I’ve also helped organizations inside and outside of education shape their vision for the future through my consulting practice, Sam Kent Strategy. I dive deep into the need, define the problem, develop a detailed vision,  and align the resources, timeline, budget, capacity plan, and communications strategy.

For example, I worked with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh to design their new Center for Leadership and Economic Self-Reliance. Check out the comprehensive strategy I crafted with their team here.