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.
“The most helpful aspect was the disciplined approach to the entire process.” (2014)
“Performance Fact has done what no one has ever done for me in my 20 years as an educator. They have provided me with targeted support on exactly what we needed over time. The model provided inquiry, a framework, online resources, ongoing coaching and support.” (2012)
“Our culture is changing to one of increasing rigor for all students but also giving the students a strong foundation to be successful in their post-secondary endeavors. As a staff and district, we are not there yet, but we will get there. Performance Fact has provided the tools to get us there.” (2014)
“(Our work with Performance Fact) broke down some of the isolation of teachers and grade levels by giving us a bigger vision. It helped our professional learning communities develop into an accountable community effort that includes parents.” (2014)
“Mutiu is a skilled facilitator who delivers consistency and support at meetings. He always listens up front to try and frame the work.” (2014)
“Performance Fact assisted the BBF high school administration with implementing Data Summits, continued professional learning communities, and continued focus on data-driven instruction. The weekly GoToMeetings with our task force has kept our high school staff focused and enabled the administration and staff to take charge of this process on their own.” (2014)
“(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)
“The alignment of components and the disciplined theory of action was just what we needed. Like Jim Collins says about great organizations: disciplined people applying disciplined thinking to disciplined action. Performance Fact helped us bring such a theory of action to life.” (2014)
“(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 had the most technology-driven approach. Everything that I needed was there. After Mutiu’s coaching, I was able to tap right in using (their web-based tools) on my own, eliminating a lot of word processing and copying.” (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 email@example.com, Attention:Mutiu Fagbayi, President/CEO. Please include “Employment Inquiry” in the subject line.
Performance Fact, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.