David Irwin

Education leaders turn to David Irwin to help make an idea come alive. Over the course of his career, including leading Gartner’s global K-12 Education Practice, education leaders have trusted him to help realize their own ideas for changing education.

Simma Reingold

Simma Reingold, simply put, turns chaos into order. She takes bold ideas and breaks them into tangible and doable steps while facilitating conversations that inspire people into action. 

Terry Denoyer

Terry Denoyer, a certified usability expert, looks at everything through a people-first lens and is obsessively focused on research to support decision making.

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Thru offers a fresh approach to strategy consulting. We collaborate with passionate leaders as they navigate today’s complex education landscape to bring bold new ideas to life.

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Thru is a team of problem solvers.

We help school systems do great things for students.

Our Partners

We choose our partners carefully. We work with people who share our same beliefs and values about the power of education. When the going gets tough, there is no one we’d rather be on this journey with.

Planning

It's a marathon, so we take it on mile by mile. We support your leadership team to understand the current state, elevate strengths and uncover weaknesses, prioritize actions and chart a realistic roadmap to accomplish your vision. 

Innovative solutions are constantly emerging and evolving. We help you ask the right questions and analyze feasibility so that you can securely make big decisions that bring about big change.

Advisory

There is always more to learn. We employ empathy to understand marginalized perspectives, dive into data, frame the problems, and evaluate alternatives to shine a light on the right solutions for you.

Research

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Community Broadband

Ector County Independent School District

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Microsoft & Broward County Public Schools

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Why Thru?

We research trends to stay current

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We adapt projects to accommodate unexpected steps

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We tailor tools that work

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We are courageous in our recommendations

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We dedicate time to learn your context

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We are a team of problem solvers with proven strategies and tools to bring your idea into reality. Our clients describe us as resourceful, generous with our time and relentlessly curious.

Our co-founders have built deep consulting and K-12 education industry expertise while leading teams at Gartner Consulting, KPMG, BearingPoint, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Education Elements. We’ve walked school hallways and sat in boardrooms of over 100 school districts. And experience has taught us that we can tackle anything, together.

Who We Are

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As you change the world, there is a lot of work that needs to get done. 

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We support leaders to move confidently towards action by providing custom planning, research and advisory services. 

HOW WE HELP

We start by asking questions to untangle the problem we are trying to solve, and break it into manageable pieces. 

The Thruline

question or idea or problem

hypothesis

concepts

scenarios

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data

frameworks

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