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Leadership Team

As a leadership team that has direct performance accountability for achievement, operations, and finance, RSS senior staff brings over a dozen years of experience to working with high poverty, chronically underperforming schools in multiple jurisdictions in the U.S.


  Richard O'Neill
Rich O’Neill leads RSS’ team in turning around failing schools and developing new schools. He is an expert on school finance whose understanding of Federal Title I programs has caused the multiple state Departments of Education to reconfigure their states’ allowable use of Federal funds. Several of his turnaround engagements have been chronicled as case studies for the Education Commission of the States.

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  Dominique Taylor
Dominique Taylor is a partner in RSS, where she oversees all non-financial aspects of school performance. All RSS Heads of School report to her, and she is also the primary RSS liaison with our client school boards.

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  Edward Green
Edward Green is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Midwest Region. In this role, he oversees the professional development, curriculum, instruction, data analysis and assessment, and leadership and staff coaching functions at Renaissance school sites in the Midwest.

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  Laura Shelton
Laura Shelton serves as RSS’ Director of Human Resources, where she originates and leads Human Resources activities including RSS’ teacher performance-based compensation plans, employee benefit plans, and our staff evaluation systems.

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  Sarah France
Sarah France identifies, recruits, and screens for first class talent both in our schools and at the corporate level. Originally from Portland, OR, Sarah attended the University of Michigan and earned her BA in American Culture.

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Renaissance School Services is one of the most experienced school turnaround organizations in the country with extensive direct school management and...

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RSS works closely with charter school boards and Heads of School to bring comprehensive operational expertise to independent charter schools. With proprietary analytical tools...

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Renaissance School Services conducts privately commissioned and syndicated research. RSS has worked with NewSchools Venture Fund and Mass Insight Education...

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