Embedded Coaching &
Professional Development

We believe that working shoulder-to-shoulder with school leaders, school leadership teams, and teachers is the most effective way to drastically improve their effectiveness and positively impact outcomes for students, families, and educators.  Whether in person or remote, our embedded coaching and professional development provide educators the support, growth, and development needed to better meet the social, cultural, and academic needs of those they serve and to improve outcomes for the entire school community.

Examples of our Embedded Coaching & Professional Development clients include:

  • AC Central Jr. and Sr. High School
  • Canyon Grove Academy
  • Carpe Diem
  • Center-Stanton Elementary School
  • Chrisman High School
  • Citizens Academy
  • Citizens Leadership Academy East
  • City Charter Schools
  • Clay Avenue Community School
  • Dallas City Elementary School
  • Educational Solutions
  • Global Ambassadors Language Academy
  • Meridian Elementary School
  • Meridian Jr. and Sr. High School
  • Minnewaukan High School
  • Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School
  • Uplift Michigan Online School
  • Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools

The 305 Education Group provides embedded leadership coaching, traditional professional development, and ongoing support to school principals/leadership teams and non-profit executives.  Our leadership coaching and development identifies areas of need and helps leaders develop and implement the systems and processes that will increase impact and improve outcomes.

Our coaching model provides a safe space for principals/leadership teams and non-profit executives to be honest and vulnerable about the challenges they are facing as they work to affect change.  This openness and candor are not often possible in a traditional employee-evaluator relationship.

The coaching and development provided by The 305 Education Group does not look to replace or change any of the initiatives, resources, or goals set forth by the Board of Directors, districts, or organizations.  However, it provides thought-partnering, support, professional development, and a structured planning and commitment framework so the principals/leadership teams and non-profit executives can better lead those they serve and so their schools and organizations can achieve their goals.

This theory of action and leadership coaching and development model has been implemented in multiple schools and organizations, with significant gains in impact, whether they be student learning, staff retention, outcomes, or family/staff satisfaction.

Though our partnership with and support to our clients is always tailored to their unique needs, our theory of action is outlined below.


The 305 Education Group’s instructional coaching can be operationalized in two ways:

(1) directly coaching and supporting teachers and/or

(2) increasing the capacity of principals/leadership teams to increase teacher effectiveness and impact.

Our instructional coaching and professional development sessions are focused on improving teachers’ ability to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of students. Through our support, teachers are empowered to implement the school’s academic model and fully utilize the curricular resources that are provided to teachers and students.

Our instructional coaching can occur at the classroom level or with the principal/leadership team to build school-wide capacity.

Though the instructional coaching model for schools is customized to their teachers’ unique needs, our theory of action is outlined below.





"The 305 team was extremely patient with me and my approach to processing information. The final product is something that we can be really proud of and adapt into materials for Board Members, funders, and stakeholders."

 Devin Morris, Co-Founder & Executive Director
The Teachers' Lounge


"Working with Mark Comanducci has been instrumental to my development as a school leader! He challenges me in situations where I need to grow and helps me think beyond my comfort zone."

Cole Huber, Principal
Chrisman High School

"During my first year as a principal, leading through a pandemic, Mark’s counsel was invaluable as I considered how to turn around a building that was in desperate need of a culturally responsive leader that could lead the school in one cohesive direction."

Sarah Weber, Principal
Citizens Academy Southeast


"Mark Comanducci is an amazing leadership coach.  He is an active listener who quickly understood our school and was able to support our school improvement process."

Alissa Tucker, Principal
Dallas City Elementary School


"The 305 Education Group provided our leadership team amazing support. Working together gave our team great confidence in leading our school through any challenge."

 Ricardo Franklin Sr., Principal
Citizens Leadership Academy East


"My leadership coaching sessions with Mark Comanducci have helped me improve my leadership skills, allowing me to be more in touch with my teachers and students alike! He has provided me with a wealth of knowledge!"

Cole Huber, Principal,
Chrisman High School and Junior High School


"With The 305 Education Groups’ support, I was able to lead the school to a significantly more positive culture while improving academic outcomes in all grades levels and content areas!"

Sarah Weber, Principal
Citizens Academy Southeast


"Mark Comanducci has a way of guiding, leading, and pushing me to develop and achieve goals.  He is passionate about the work and has become an integral member of our team."

 Alissa Tucker, Principal
Dallas City Elementary School


"Our entire school community grew closer and stronger as a result of working with The 305 Education Group."

 Ricardo Franklin Sr., Principal
Citizens Leadership Academy East