Educator Testimonials

Bottom line: this stuff works! It works because EOS is not a canned program. A consultant works with your sites, with their unique needs and issues, to help them develop and execute a concerted plan to reach students you have not been able to reach before. The strategies vary from school to school. It is more work. And, after the first year, with minimal cost for support from EOS, those plans are still generating results. But, the benefits of our relationship with EOS are almost impossible to put into words

Ron Severson, Superintendent, Roseville Joint UHSD

Last year, with the help of EOS we closed our gap. And this spring those students will take a school record of 490 Advanced Placement tests, up from 321 tests in the spring of 2016. To prepare our students for these exams, we have developed a calendar of review sessions and weekend practice test in every one of our 16 courses, this was a suggestion from our surveys with EOS. While closing the gap and increasing our tests given are great, the best part of our EOS partnership is how our new AP students now view themselves as not just college bound, but college prepared.

Jason Austin, Principal, Sterling Public Schools

After working with Equal Opportunity Schools for the past two years, the results for our students at Leyden have been both rewarding and encouraging. Students we have recruited for advanced placement courses have performed as well, or better, than students who self-selected in both class grades and AP test performance. EOS has helped us instill confidence in our students, change mindsets of families, and most importantly, open the doors of opportunity.

Nick Polyak, Superintendent, Leyden School District 212

Indian Prairie District 204 has had a long commitment to educational equity. We have worked in partnership with our parents and community to address the achievement gaps evident in our schools. But it is also a moral imperative to close the opportunity and access gaps that exist. Partnering with Equal Opportunity Schools has given us the tools, structure and the coaching necessary to move our schools toward further closing one of those access and opportunity gaps-the Advanced Placement gap-with our underrepresented groups. We simply would not be where we are without this partnership. If a district is serious about this work (and all should be), you will not regret joining hands with EOS.

Karen Sullivan, Superintendent, Indian Prairie School District

I recommend Equal Opportunity Schools to other superintendents because of their substantial impact on equity and college readiness for all students—and their efficiency in getting this critical work done.

Don Iglesias, Superintendent, San Jose Unified School District

Equal Opportunity Schools helped us go from good to great in our ability to challenge kids.

Dr. Joshua Garcia, Deputy Superintendent, Federal Way School District

Finding all our missing students with Equal Opportunity Schools was the highlight of my forty-year career as a teacher and principal.

Dorothy Kennedy, Principal

I’m happy to talk with other superintendents about the great work of Equal Opportunity Schools. Their team values our existing efforts and success. They’ve given us tools and information and achievable ways for us to improve by building on what’s already working well in Campbell Union High School District.

Pat Gaffney, Former Superintendent