Our Premise. Our Purpose.All students will learn at high levels when instruction meets their needs. What a student has learned well already, is something she/he has been taught well already. And what a student has not learned well yet, is something she/he has not been taught well yet. Student learning, then, is an “effect” whose “cause” lies in the quality and effectiveness of educational practices. If we want improved outcomes for students, the starting point must be the continuous improvement of teaching practices, leadership practices and organizational practices, because they are the precursors to student learning. At Performance Fact, our mission is clear: To develop capable leaders, strengthen professional practices, and achieve extraordinary student results. We collaborate with our clients by aligning our external expertise with their internal vision for their schools and communities. Our sole commitment and “soul purpose” is supporting educational leaders and practitioners with a system of solutions for building stronger schools and accelerating learning for all students … from thought to results.
By the numbersPerformance Fact collaborates with our clients by aligning our external expertise with their internal vision for their schools and communities. Since 1997, we have served 80+ school systems in 10+ US states. Together, these districts educate about 1,000,000 students every day in more than 1,700 schools. Internationally, Performance Fact works with leaders and practitioners in 50+ schools serving more than 23,000 pupils.
“Performance Fact provided a roadmap for our work to increase the achievement levels of all students. (They) helped us align all our human and fiscal resources to achieve the board priorities; … kept us focused on our mission, (and) provided us with a tool to monitor milestones of progress and strategic objectives.” (2008)
Associate SuperintendentSacramento City Unified School District, California
“I don’t think there’s another principal in this district who can say, ‘This is who we are, what we stand for, our commitments.’ It all came from our association with Mutiu and his work. … (Showcasing this) was my proudest moment. I felt like the captain of the ship in front of my school community.” (2012)
PrincipalHarriette Kirschen Elementary SchoolModesto City Schools, California
“The most helpful aspect was the disciplined approach to the entire process.” (2014)
SuperintendentAliquippa School DistrictBeaver County, Pennsylvania
“It is truly impressive to see how Performance Fact was able to understand our school and its culture and mission; to understand what we were trying to accomplish; and to give energy and wisdom in helping us create a structure that is uniquely suited to us.” (2008)
PrincipalThe Meher SchoolsLafayette, California
“Performance Fact is in close touch with the real needs of schools and districts, (which is) critical to our collaboration with any organization. We value Performance Fact’s insights and responsiveness.” (2008)
Deputy SecretaryOffice of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Dept. of EducationHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
“Performance Fact’s most helpful elements are: the alignment of components; the design that starts with the essential foundation of trust; the root cause analysis; the integration of teacher, school, and organizational practices; and, above all else, the simple but powerful effectiveness of the CPR card.” (2014)
Former SuperintendentMuskego-Norway School DistrictMuskego, Wisconsin
“(Performance Fact) is continually self-reflective and willing to challenge the basic assumptions of their work in order to actually impact students and schools.” (2008)
Director of Knowledge, Learning and ResultsStupski FoundationMill Valley, California
“Performance Fact brings a system that works with what you have to make your organization functional. It shows you where the dysfunctions are and helps you fix them. Performance Fact doesn’t try to sell us their product. Instead, they’re about taking what we do and refining it so we do it with excellence across the board.” (2012)
PrincipalCreekside Middle SchoolPatterson Joint Unified School District, California
“Performance Fact’s most helpful elements are: the alignment of components; the design that starts with the essential foundation of trust; the root cause analysis; the integration of teacher, school, and organizational practices; and, above all else, the simple but powerful effectiveness of the CPR card. (2014)
Former SuperintendentMuskego-Norway School DistrictMuskego, Wisconsin
“Performance Fact provided critical insight into each of the SIG schools’ readiness to embrace change, prioritize multiple instructional practices, and establish protocols for systemic implementation of aligned actions.” (2014)
DirectorCategorical ProgramsSan Bernardino City Unified School District, California
Our Values. Our Culture.
Created in 1997 by Mutiu Fagbayi, Performance Fact, Inc. is a culturally diverse team of professionals with proven expertise in teaching, research, educational leadership, organizational development and the corporate sector.
Five principles frame what we do, how we interact with others, and how we serve our clients. In fact, our name – PERFORMANCE fact – is derived from those timeless ideals.
PERFORMANCEWe believe that results matter. They tell us about the effectiveness of our practice, and focus our attention on solutions that matter most.
fast forwardWe act with a sense of urgency, and continually search for ways to accelerate time to results for our clients.
accountabilityWe rely on a fact-based approach, not opinion. Accountability means standing up for the results we produce, individually and collectively.
continuous learningWe view personal and team learning as a professional expectation, and as the fuel for continuous improvement of services to our clients.
trustWe build relationships based on uncompromising integrity, deep caring and total commitment to helping our clients achieve the goals that are important to them.Our Team values collaborative learning, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. We encourage debate and inquiry, because they lead to better ideas and professional growth. Our rich experience, diverse backgrounds and open-mindedness make it easy for us to work with educators and their communities at the state, district and school levels.
Mutiu Fagbayi has extensive background facilitating and coaching educational leaders and their teams at the national, state, and local levels. His areas of focus include strategic planning and school improvement; creating and sustaining high-performing learning organizations; implementing accountability systems; developing leadership at all levels; and building trust. More…
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We are always open to inquiries about employment opportunities from bright, team-oriented people with a passion for learning and results. If you have qualifications and/or experience in the following areas, please write us about positions as Senior Associate, Associate or Practice Consultant:
- School, district or state administrative leadership experience
- Teacher leadership experience
- Professional development, facilitation and coaching
- Business development, sales/marketing
- Product design and development
- Statistics, psychometrics, data analysis
- Writing, desktop publishing, editing
- Cutting-edge computer savvy, including web-based and graphic design