My work in several dozen schools in the Bay Area has deepened my appreciation for the opportunities and challenges inherent in each unique and diverse independent school culture.  Teachers need support and development in order to attend to three dominant factors: parent expectations, classes comprising a wide range of skills (students working above grade level along with those needing support with learning differences) and frequent new initiatives.  Most independent schools trust in and rely on their faculty’s ability to deliver competency in differentiation, mindfulness and tech integration—the school’s reputation and efficacy is closely bound to the values and needs of their communities.  Because of the wide ranging experience I have had with different Bay Area schools, I am familiar with the common issues that are shared by these schools while conversant and comfortable with the distinctive features of each school’s culture. Consequently I tailor my services to best meet the priorities and cultural environment of the parents, faculty, administration and student body.