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.
“(Performance Fact) is always responsive, supportive and attuned to our needs and the needs of the schools and districts we serve.” (2008)
“As I reflect back on what I walked in with, I realize that I have grown. Performance Fact has helped me to take the various pieces of training and information and make it work synergistically with everything we have to do.” (2008)
“Our schools have benefited a great deal from the facilitative skills and commitment to partnership that Performance Fact has provided.” (2008)
“Performance Fact helps a district become a deeper-thinking entity. They build tremendous capacity in the organization to focus its work and build a future for its students that reflects optimism, acknowledgement of needs and strengths, and an accountable planning process that brings results.” (2008)
“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)
“(Performance Fact) is facilitating the process, but we’re driving where we want to go.” (2012)
“Mutiu is highly skilled at leading staff toward consensus without imposing a viewpoint, (which is) a difficult skill to develop. He’s one of the best I’ve seen.” (2012)
“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)
“The Data Summits were the most helpful, where teachers had to focus and reflect on their own teaching practices. This promoted individual accountability and helped change from blaming low academic performance solely on the students.” (2014)
“(Knowing that Performance Fact’s) process had worked in other districts and that it worked here (was) incredibly helpful for buy-in.” (2014)
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.