Steve Ventura

Leading with Collaboration,

Committed to Innovation


Practical school improvement is dependent upon leadership, not management. Moreover, strong school leaders are able to identify those efforts common to highly functioning schools. Successful leaders have discovered a systematic treasure hunt for best practices, and implement those practices for maximum effect.

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Collaboration is a joint effort of multiple individuals to accomplish a task or project. Within education, it’s rarely a question of whether or not we collaborate. It’s almost always a question of whether we collaborate well. Having a “collaborative culture” doesn’t mean you’re collaborating more often. It means you’re collaborating effectively. Every organization should be striving for this.

Professional development must have efficacy-the power to make meaningful difference in the lives of the students we serve. At its core, efficacy requires that we accept the principle that truth and reason, rather than personal taste, will determine the acceptability of professional development (Reeves, 2000).

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A highly motivational and knowledgeable speaker, Steve Ventura approaches high stakes professional development armed with practical, research based strategies.

As schools and districts strive for more unity and focus, the rush to obtain these skills has an unanticipated consequence; an absence of obtaining better results. Steve can demonstrate six key elements to consider when making decisions about improved student achievement.

Learn contemporary research about the advantages of focused collaboration, goal setting, and organizational improvement, all through the lens of a creative, systematic approach.

Steve Ventura

Serving education and non profit organizations.

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Steve is a former elementary, middle, and high school teacher. His administrative experiences encompass those of assistant principal, principal, director, and superintendent.

With expertise in presenting leadership development, formative assessment, collaboration, curriculum development, and grading policies/practices, Steve takes the mystery out of determining those most urgent needs of schools and districts.