ThinkCERCA: NYC DOE’s District Transformation Partner

Supporting New York City’s Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) for district and school leaders


ThinkCERCA’s professional development offerings and research-based platform help district leaders facilitate the necessary paradigm shifts to support every NYC school’s continuous improvement efforts (S/CEPs).

We Partner with Districts to Support Schools, Teachers, and Students

Reading Growth

State Assessment Preparation

Differentiated Instruction

Cross-curricular Writing

Critical Thinking

Blended Learning

Effective PD for Administrators, By Administrators

Through hands-on, innovative workshops and seminars, we help district- and school-level leaders develop effective ways to deliver on transformational strategies that don’t cost money or take years to implement.

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Writing Across the Curriculum

Learn the science behind how writing improves reading and math scores from nationally recognized experts.

Scaling Personalized Literacy Instruction

Discover how educators can save time personalizing instruction while engaging all learners in the Four Cs.

Building Capacity for Instructional Leadership

Gain an enhanced theory of action for quickly improving practice where it matters most: The Instructional Core.

Personalized PLC Options

Develop concrete strategies for executing on and measuring the impact of your improvement efforts.

"It was truly invigorating to be part of the event. I am very grateful for the opportunity to attend and meet amazing thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. This experience armored my faith in the bright future of humanity."

– Bogdana Chkoumbova, Chief of Schools Network 10, Chicago Public Schools

How We Can Help

Actionable implementation plans to support schools and districts

One-on-one meetings to empower teachers as instructional leaders

Growth-driven data analytics applied to school and district needs

Hands-on school redesign to improve student outcomes at scale

How We Do It

Virtual Resource Library

Virtual Trainings

Onsite Workshops

Onsite Coaching

PD Facilitated by Educators with Years of Experience

The ThinkCERCA Success Team is dedicated to ensuring effective implementations of our research-based platform across all school models. Composed of former educators that include NBCTs, district administrators, former ThinkCERCA users, and nationally recognized PD providers, our School Success Team provides a touchpoint for ideas, feedback or concerns, as well as continuous support.

Our Team

Laura Guska

Director of Success

Steve Glaeser

Senior School Success Manager

Amy Jackson

Senior School Success Manager

Ava Javid

School Success Manager

Lynette Johnson

School Success Manager

Mona Kiani, Ed.D.

School Success Manager

Jessica Kornblatt

School Success Manager

Melissa Martin

School Launch Manager

Dani Siegel

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Kavita Venkatesh, Ph.D.

Director of Professional Learning and School Design

“What ThinkCERCA does is it allows the school’s integration of the instructional shift into the teachers’ practice. Going to the shift in the Principal Performance Review, the amount of rigor that the students are doing in the classroom has definitely improved.”

- Maria Delfini, Assistant Principal, I.S. 281, Brooklyn, NY

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See how PD with ThinkCERCA can help your team.