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 numbers
Performance 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.
“(Working with Performance Fact, you) begin to see ways to restructure your organization so that these negative impacts — ‘students are poor, they don’t speak English’ – do not outweigh your positive impacts.” (2012)
“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)
“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)
“(Performance Fact) is always responsive, supportive and attuned to our needs and the needs of the schools and districts we serve.” (2008)
“Performance Fact did an amazing job of getting the teachers to reflect on how they might take ownership of students’ scores.” (2012)
“(Knowing that Performance Fact’s) process had worked in other districts and that it worked here (was) incredibly helpful for buy-in.” (2014)
“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)
“We align all of our professional development and budget dollars accordingly with our Instructional Focus plan.” (2014)
“Our ongoing work with Performance Fact is changing how we do our work. It is forcing us to examine and change practices, and be more disciplined in reporting our progress toward our goals.” (2014)
“Other plans we’ve created have been 30 pages long, with too many goals. (Performance Fact’s) road map is easily understood.” (2012)
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.
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.
Meet Our Facilitators, Coaches and Designers
Faces you might see, voices you might hear
Director, Client Relations and Project Management
Dr. Deborah Sailsbery
Dr. Elfreda W. Massie
Dr. Brenda Conley
Dr. Jackie Comeaux
Dr. La Jerne Terry Cornish
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
Qualified candidates should submit an electronic cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attention:Mutiu Fagbayi, President/CEO. Please include “Employment Inquiry” in the subject line.
Performance Fact, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.