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About Us

About Us

About Us

We are transforming the K-12 education planning ecosystem to ensure meaningful and continuous improvement.

We are transforming the K-12 education planning ecosystem to ensure meaningful and continuous improvement.

We are transforming the K-12 education planning ecosystem to ensure meaningful and continuous improvement.

We

Believe

We believe that leaders matter.


At PlanForward, we understand that K-12 school leaders are the driving force behind student success and community trust.


We believe that effective leadership is built on informed decision-making, actionable insights, and clear communication.

Growth- We are obsessed with getting it right. Our products are backed by research and through partnership with independent institutions, we test and measure the success of our products to ensure your organization gets results.


Essentialism- We are committed to giving organizations back time and resources. Our products free up your time for creative thought and resonant leadership.


Process- We believe in the journey. We become our best selves through the learning process. Our products assist in productive discovery to ensure real growth and impact.


Impact-We value honest impact. Our products help your team feel a positive impact that can be sustained year after year.

Our

Guiding

Principles

We

Believe

We believe that leaders matter.


At PlanForward, we understand that K-12 school leaders are the driving force behind student success and community trust.


We believe that effective leadership is built on informed decision-making, actionable insights, and clear communication.

Growth- We are obsessed with getting it right. Our products are backed by research and through partnership with independent institutions, we test and measure the success of our products to ensure your organization gets results.


Essentialism- We are committed to giving organizations back time and resources. Our products free up your time for creative thought and resonant leadership.


Process- We believe in the journey. We become our best selves through the learning process. Our products assist in productive discovery to ensure real growth and impact.


Impact-We value honest impact. Our products help your team feel a positive impact that can be sustained year after year.

Our

Guiding

Principles

We

Believe

We believe that leaders matter.


At PlanForward, we understand that K-12 school leaders are the driving force behind student success and community trust.


We believe that effective leadership is built on informed decision-making, actionable insights, and clear communication.

Growth- We are obsessed with getting it right. Our products are backed by research and through partnership with independent institutions, we test and measure the success of our products to ensure your organization gets results.


Essentialism- We are committed to giving organizations back time and resources. Our products free up your time for creative thought and resonant leadership.


Process- We believe in the journey. We become our best selves through the learning process. Our products assist in productive discovery to ensure real growth and impact.


Impact-We value honest impact. Our products help your team feel a positive impact that can be sustained year after year.

Our

Guiding

Principles

We

Believe

We believe that leaders matter.


At PlanForward, we understand that K-12 school leaders are the driving force behind student success and community trust.


We believe that effective leadership is built on informed decision-making, actionable insights, and clear communication.

Growth- We are obsessed with getting it right. Our products are backed by research and through partnership with independent institutions, we test and measure the success of our products to ensure your organization gets results.


Essentialism- We are committed to giving organizations back time and resources. Our products free up your time for creative thought and resonant leadership.


Process- We believe in the journey. We become our best selves through the learning process. Our products assist in productive discovery to ensure real growth and impact.


Impact-We value honest impact. Our products help your team feel a positive impact that can be sustained year after year.

Our

Guiding

Principles

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TheTeam

that makes it happen.

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TheTeam

that makes it happen.

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TheTeam

that makes it happen.

Dr. Anne Spear

Founder | CEO

Jeffrey Sharpe

Lead Technologist

Dr. Grace Chung

Senior Educational Researcher

Frank Rojas

Senior Statistician

Dan Seeley

K12 Product Expert

Dolev Peleg

Student Intern

Dr. Peter Selfridge

AI Scientist

At Plan Forward, We are continuously growing and looking for creative minds who can fuel growth and innovation and help us in transforming the K-12 education planning ecosystem. Want to join us? - Jump to our careers page.

At Plan Forward, We are continuously growing and looking for creative minds who can fuel growth and innovation and help us in transforming the K-12 education planning ecosystem. Want to join us? - Jump to our careers page.

The Story of Plan Forward

The Story of Plan Forward

The Story of Plan Forward

Early one November morning when staring at her living room wall, with coffee in hand, Dr. Anne Spear was pondering how to make it easier for school districts to use their data to drive their strategic direction. After several years of supporting districts across the nation on the development of their district strategic plan as a consultant, Anne had witnessed over and over educational leaders struggling to be guided by their data. She knew there was a better way to develop more accurate plans so that districts could start achieving real results, year after year, for their students.  As she sipped her coffee, an idea was formulated. That idea became Plan Forward.

Early one November morning when staring at her living room wall, with coffee in hand, Dr. Anne Spear was pondering how to make it easier for school districts to use their data to drive their strategic direction. After several years of supporting districts across the nation on the development of their district strategic plan as a consultant, Anne had witnessed over and over educational leaders struggling to be guided by their data. She knew there was a better way to develop more accurate plans so that districts could start achieving real results, year after year, for their students.  As she sipped her coffee, an idea was formulated. That idea became Plan Forward.

Early one November morning when staring at her living room wall, with coffee in hand, Dr. Anne Spear was pondering how to make it easier for school districts to use their data to drive their strategic direction. After several years of supporting districts across the nation on the development of their district strategic plan as a consultant, Anne had witnessed over and over educational leaders struggling to be guided by their data. She knew there was a better way to develop more accurate plans so that districts could start achieving real results, year after year, for their students.  As she sipped her coffee, an idea was formulated. That idea became Plan Forward.

Early one November morning when staring at her living room wall, with coffee in hand, Dr. Anne Spear was pondering how to make it easier for school districts to use their data to drive their strategic direction. After several years of supporting districts across the nation on the development of their district strategic plan as a consultant, Anne had witnessed over and over educational leaders struggling to be guided by their data. She knew there was a better way to develop more accurate plans so that districts could start achieving real results, year after year, for their students.  As she sipped her coffee, an idea was formulated. That idea became Plan Forward.

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Finding Our Path Forward

Finding Our Path Forward

Finding Our Path Forward

It was in a small, dusty village in the West African country of Burkina Faso where Anne dedicated herself to education. Seeking to be part of a solution to have a positive impact, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps as a volunteer to support girls’ education.  What she learned is that if a girl can stay in school, passing the exams to move on to the next grade, that young girl would not be married off to an older village man. The longer she stayed in school, the longer she had to be a child, before having children of her own.


The path of this company truly began in Burkina Faso. We honor the impact that quality education can have on any child’s life.

It was in a small, dusty village in the West African country of Burkina Faso where Anne dedicated herself to education. Seeking to be part of a solution to have a positive impact, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps as a volunteer to support girls’ education.  What she learned is that if a girl can stay in school, passing the exams to move on to the next grade, that young girl would not be married off to an older village man. The longer she stayed in school, the longer she had to be a child, before having children of her own.


The path of this company truly began in Burkina Faso. We honor the impact that quality education can have on any child’s life.

It was in a small, dusty village in the West African country of Burkina Faso where Anne dedicated herself to education. Seeking to be part of a solution to have a positive impact, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps as a volunteer to support girls’ education.  What she learned is that if a girl can stay in school, passing the exams to move on to the next grade, that young girl would not be married off to an older village man. The longer she stayed in school, the longer she had to be a child, before having children of her own.


The path of this company truly began in Burkina Faso. We honor the impact that quality education can have on any child’s life.

It was in a small, dusty village in the West African country of Burkina Faso where Anne dedicated herself to education. Seeking to be part of a solution to have a positive impact, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps as a volunteer to support girls’ education.  What she learned is that if a girl can stay in school, passing the exams to move on to the next grade, that young girl would not be married off to an older village man. The longer she stayed in school, the longer she had to be a child, before having children of her own.


The path of this company truly began in Burkina Faso. We honor the impact that quality education can have on any child’s life.

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Move your district forward with Plan Forward's innovative solutions.

Photo by Taylor Flowe on Unsplash

Move your district forward with Plan Forward's innovative solutions.

Photo by Taylor Flowe on Unsplash

Move your district forward with Plan Forward's innovative solutions.

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Washington D.C.

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Washington D.C.

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