JonathanEMartin Ed. Services has a mission

to support and advance educators, schools, districts, and associations in the work of strengthening 21st century teaching, learning, and assessing and in becoming “schools of the future.” 

(Click here to see Jonathan’s bio.)



Services include  school leadership consulting; educational program design and evaluation; speaking and presenting; report research and writing;and faculty training and coaching.

Specializing in:

Assessment: Developing, selecting and implementing Institutional Assessment and measurement instruments, metrics, and systems, including higher order thinking, 21st century skills, and SEL/noncognitive attributes;  Identifying, planning, and implementing  best practice grading, transcripts, and classroom assessment systems, both formative and summative.   (Representative clients: Gann Academy, Newton Country Day School, San Francisco School, Stratford Schools (CA), Tabor Academy (MA), Immaculate Heart School (CA), SSATB/EMA, NWEA, EdLeader21,  Blackbaud K-12, Independent Curriculum Group (ICG)).

21st century/Deeper/Innovative Learning Program Planning and Development:  Advising administrative teams, preparing educational improvement plans, developing curriculum, communicating with boards, and training teachers in Project-Based learning and Design Thinking instruction.   (St. Francis Episcopal (TX), Detroit Country Day School (MI), The Hill School (PA), Laguna Blanca School (CA), Polytechnic School (CA), Monte Vista Christian School (CA), ICG).

Program Evaluation and Audits: For strategic planning,  educational innovation, accreditation preparation, or communications and marketing, it can be helpful to have an external reviewer audit and evaluate educational programming and identify priority areas for continuous improvement initiatives.  (Malvern Prep (PA), Stratford Schools (CA), Polytechnic School (CA), Ten Accreditation visiting committees including 3 chairmanships in two accreditation associations and three states.)

Board Retreat Facilitation.   Customized programs for boards of trustees, including a speciality in “learning by doing” board retreat formats.   (Catlin Gabel School (OR), The Hill School (PA),  New Canaan Country School(CT), Louise McGehee School (LA), Shlenker School (TX), Gunston School (MD), Grace Church School (NY), CITY Center for Collaborative Learning (AZ), San Francisco School (CA))

Special Report Research and Writing.  User’s Guides, White Papers, E-books: Jonathan has researched and written more than a dozen in the past three years. Find a complete list here. (NAIS, SSATB/Enrollment Management Association, Index,  Think Through Math,  Blackbaud K-12,  ProExam,  EdLeader21,  Center for Curriculum Redesign)

Please contact Jonathan at, or 925-286-5993, to discuss or arrange services to your school, district, organization, or association.

Representative client list, 2011-present:

Client Organizations

ACT Inc.; Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC); ProExam; Blackbaud K-12; Secondary School Admissions Test Board (SSAT); National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS); Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR);  Index; Think Through Math; EdLeader21; Independent Curriculum Group (ICG); OESIS: Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools; independent school associations: ACIS (CO); CAIS (CA); CAIS (CT); CAIS (Canada); HAIS (HI) ISACS; ISAS; NCAIS (NC); NYSAIS (NY); NWAIS; PAIS (PA); VAIS (VA).


Gann Academy (MA), Newton Country Day School (MA), Randolph-Macon Academy (VA). Polytechnic School (CA);  Detroit Country Day School (MI); The Hill School (PA); St. Francis Episcopal School (TX); New Canaan Country School (CT); Cate School (CA);  Lawrenceville School (NJ); Packer Collegiate Institute (NY); Laguna Blanca School (CA); Norfolk Collegiate School (VA); Parish Episcopal School (TX); Castilleja School (CA);  Thacher School (CA); Winchester-Thurston School (PA); Monte Vista Christian School (CA);  St. John’s Episcopal School (TX); Tandem Friends School (VA); Summit School (AZ); Tabor Academy (MA); Tilton School (NH); Oregon Episcopal School; Stratford Schools (CA); Colegio Peterson, (Mexico); University Prep (WA); Grace Church School (NY); Immaculate Heart School (CA); Louisa McGehee School (LA); Gunston Day School (MD); Shlenker School (TX); the San Francisco School (CA); Park Day School (CA), Grace Church School (NY);  and, as part of the EdTech consulting firm Educational Collaborators:  Exeter-West Greenwich School District (RI), North Kingstown School District (RI); Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE); Logansport School Corporation (IN); Mater Dei School (CA), & Galloway School (GA).

Services include:

Speaking, Presenting, and Training:


For your conference, your faculty, your board, your parent body, or other audiences, Jonathan can offer what Peter Gow described as “one of the most complete and concise arguments for and “how-to” presentations on authentic school change that I’ve ever heard.”

 In the past five years, Jonathan has presented and keynoted at more than ninety schools and state, regional, and national conferences in US, Canada, and Mexico; he has been called “a cutting edge leader for independent schools.”  Both keynote and workshop style presentations are available, and can be customized to meet your needs.   For more about Jonathan’s presentations, including a complete list, click here.

The Head of School at a school where Jonathan provided a day-long faculty professional development program reported  that

the faculty loved it, and a week later  are still buzzing about it. “Best in-service ever!” has been a common refrain. Jonathan mixed theory, experience, and concrete examples; plus teachers left with tangibles ideas for moving forward. One explained, “He made us see new possibilities.” Because of that, many have taken ideas and already begun running with them.”

Example of Jonathan’s presentation style, (though not a perfectly representative example, because this “ignite” session is a rapid fire– five minute 20 slide session — meaning it is much more rushed than a normal presentation.)

Writing and Editing:

Seeking a writer or editor for a special report, white paper, how-to manual, resource toolkit, or some other publication?  Jonathan can provide something hard to find: a combination of excellence in writing style and deep experience and expertise in educational leadership, innovation and advancement.  In the past five years, organizations such as SSAT, Index, Asia Society,  Think through Math, and many more have published reports and papers authored by Jonathan.  Samples of them are provided on his blog (, and on request.

Consulting and Advising

  • Planning a board retreat and wish to educate trustees on 21st century learning, Measuring Mission,  and/or becoming a School of the Future?
  • Developing a vision of the future of your school’s educational program, or preparing a strategic plan for advancing 21st century learning?
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of your curriculum and instruction?
  • Educating parents on the why educational innovation is necessary, and the evidence for meaningful educational change?
  • Reviewing your school’s portfolio of assessment tools for evaluating and driving the learning of 21st century skills?
  • Examining the implications of the Commission Accreditation’s Criterion 13, and its requirement that schools demonstrate use of mission appropriate internal and external assessment tools?
  • Working to train teachers and educate parents on the importance, virtues, and techniques of high quality, 21st century,  project-based learning?

Jonathan is happy to assist in any of these types of initiatives, or can customize a program to meet your needs.

One Response to “Ed. Services”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Hello Jonathan,
    I would like to talk with you about some consulting work.

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