Where we focus our effort


Edvance helps organizations equip their employees with the tools and strategies they need to do their jobs well and prepare for upward mobility. Organizations that maintain a culture of learning improve employee engagement, attract higher quality talent, and reduce turnover. We invest in people. 


Effective program management is critical to achieving successful outcomes. While it’s tempting to purchase pre-developed products that promise results, cross-functional issues, constraints, and barriers often impede long term success. Edvance helps organizations develop comprehensive and sustainable growth programs, not products. 

A few things we’re great at

We know you have a lot of choices when designing, implementing, and evaluating your growth strategies. Here’s what sets us apart. 


Our work starts with a single question: “What is possible?” We help organizations answer this question through stakeholder engagement and data analysis. Then we get busy planning how to bridge the gap between your current state and your desired conditions. 


Learning can’t be sustained when people and programs are siloed. We work with you to design coherent structures and systems that foster a culture of learning throughout your organization, not just in one office or department. An aligned learning ecosystem is a scalable one. 


Your people and programs are as unique as the students they serve. While all of our work is grounded in research and evidence, we collaborate with you to ensure that your local context is integrated into our sustained, job-embedded, classroom-focused growth strategies.


Leading indicators provide early signs for determining if a program is on track for achieving its goals and warn of potential weaknesses that may lead to undesired outcomes. We help you develop a comprehensive evaluation strategy that provides the information necessary to improve implementation while making strategic decisions along the way. 


We evaluate the impact of our work using multiple measures, and we let our data, partners, and clients speak for themselves. Here’s what they have to say. 

This professional learning experience has been amazing! Each session was challenging, insightful, and informative. I feel empowered as a veteran teacher to lead in my school. I would love to continue this work to further my capacity as an instructional leader.

Erin Amore

                 Teacher Leader                    Dr. James Craik Elementary School

Heather possesses a unique skill set that includes a deep understanding of the needs of educators and school systems combined with strong project management. Her innovative work produces positive outcomes for students, educators, and systems.

Paul Fleming Ed.D

               Senior Vice President             Learning Forward

This was a transformative process that truly had a meaningful impact on our school. We were able to zone in and target specific areas during our school improvement planning. Our leadership team is prepared to ensure our efforts will be effective.

Khenra Granger

                Teacher Leader                   Wade Elementary School

Heather is an innovative  leader who understands the impact of classroom-based formative assessment to support student learning. She creates state-of-the-art professional learning programs to ensure that educators understand the impact, too. 

Caroline Wylie

       Principal Research Scientist     ETS