Empowering Educators So Students Thrive

All children deserve a quality education that allows them to thrive. However, as a K-12 teacher, principal, or administrator, you’re likely stretched thin as you’ve had to adapt to an increasingly complex education environment.

Amid all the complexities and uncertainties, you want your students to have the best chance to achieve their greatest potential—and as former teachers, principals, and administrators ourselves, so do we.

Through job coaching and consulting services, we help equip you with the knowledge, tools, and best practices you need to improve your school and student outcomes. We begin by gaining an authentic understanding of your situation, curate the latest and most relevant education research and then translate that research into practice—in a customized and applied way that accounts for your unique circumstances.

Our coaching and consulting services include:
  • Customized Instructional Support: Helping teachers improve their teaching methods, develop a common language, and practice proven reflection techniques to improve student outcomes
  • Leadership Development: Helping principals and administrators build high-functioning individuals and teams. Our approach blends consulting support with development tools, practices, and facilitation.
  • School and District Planning: Helping principals and administrators craft practical solutions to structural and system challenges. Our approach is customized and leverages content experts, practitioner experience, and research insight.
If you need to grow and develop your team or improve your school’s underlying structures and systems, our non-profit school services team can help. We apply a passionate, professional, and no-nonsense approach to drive meaningful solutions that are both actionable and sustainable.

Let’s work together to address the challenges and embrace the opportunities of an ever-changing education landscape. Our students deserve to thrive.


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Success Stories

"As a first year principal of a new early college, I knew that I needed leadership support. Working with Dr. Laurie Baker and the staff at RTI was the best decision for me. From the first conversation, they shared how they would support me and my school's growth. They offered professional development for me and my staff that spoke specifically to our needs. I was also fortunate to get Dr. Baker as a mentor. She had walked a similar journey as an early college principal and was able to offer sound advice and expertise. RTI has provided exemplary service for me and my staff, and I look forward to more years of partnership."
-Krystal Lane Cox, Principal, Wilson Academy of Applied Technology

"RTI is an invaluable resource for school innovation. Their level of professionalism, expertise and customer service is unparalleled!  They are leaders in school change and redesign."
-Jim Argent, Principal, Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design

"This year Dr. Hilliard helped me significantly improve my lessons by helping me reflect, brainstorm, and come up with strategies that I hadn't tried before. She helped me increase my use of technology in the classroom and solved several tech issues I was having. She put things in perspective and helped me find ways to streamline my work and be more efficient."
-Anne Skinner, Teacher, Duplin Early College High School

"Working with RTI has been an experience from which the students, staff, and I have truly benefited. The coaches take the time to listen and understand so they are able to provide meaningful and relevant resources and professional development along with leadership support. I am so grateful that we have the opportunity to collaborate with an innovative staff whose passion lies in the development and growth of all students."
-Melissa Glover, Principal, Davidson Early College High School

Project Highlights

Competency-Based Education - Johnston County, NC
In Johnston County, NC, we’re partnering to expand competency-based education, which emphasizes an individualized approach to education based on students moving ahead as they demonstrate proficiency in subject areas.

Strategy and Peer Networking - NC Large District Consortium 
As a partner with 12 of the largest school districts in North Carolina, we facilitate a peer learning network for superintendents and chief academic officers where similar districts work together to share information and solve challenges.

Developing the Lateral-Entry Teacher Pipeline - Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance (RESA) 
We are working with the Central Carolina RESA to design and launch a program to recruit and develop lateral-entry teachers. This partnership includes more than 16 school districts in central NC.

A Team Approach to Leadership Development -  Rutherford  County Schools
Seven principals from Rutherford County middle and high schools are working with us in a multi-year leadership development collaborative focused on school alignment, effective teaching, and college readiness.

Launching a New School - New Hanover County Schools
We are supporting a partnership between New Hanover County Schools, Pender County Schools, and Cape Fear Community College to launch a new career and technical education high school.

Innovative Instruction - Winston Salem-Forsyth County Schools
In Winston Salem-Forsyth, we’re working to expand teaching strategies focused on inquiry-based learning in elementary, middle and high schools.

"The thing that impresses me the most about the RTI team is how they intentionally model everything they teach. If we are working on inquiry-based learning strategies, the lesson is presented though an inquiry lens. Secondly, teachers who have participated in the RTI professional learning sessions come away with a toolbox full of resources and ideas for process changes--transformative practices that have been modeled and taught and then practiced by teachers. This is truly job-embedded teaching and learning! Lastly, but certainly not least, is the way in which the professional development is personalized to our needs--our students, our teachers, our district--it's not a one size fits all approach. It's very customized to meet the intended outcomes, which always leads to improved student learning. I mean it sincerely -- BEST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVER!!!!" -Kimberly Marion, Program Manager, Magnet Schools & STEM Programs, Winston Salem-Forsyth County Schools

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