Our team is composed of accomplished colleagues dedicated to your success and serving you and the District you lead. We are a growing cohort of K-12 past superintendents, thought leaders, and education strategists located throughout the U.S. With an average of 30+ years of experience, this group is passionately committed to partnering together to serve their colleagues through custom school leadership consulting that fosters future-ready schools in spite of the ever-changing and challenging times.
We value listening because we believe it is critical to our successful partnership. Our process will allow for a deep understanding of your challenges as we work together to design solutions and build upon your successes to help guide you to a promising future.
Our processes will build lasting relationships, foster growth, and champion innovation for your district and the students you serve. Meet our network of K-12 School Leadership Consultants currently engaging with districts all across the U.S.
We’ve been in your seat, as former superintendents & school board members, we know the pain points and the opportunities.
Dr. Lee Pritzl, former Superintendent and educator for over 28 years serves as Educational Strategist for School IQ. He holds a Doctorate of Organizational Leadership from Edgewood College. Lee is also certified in school safety as a Certified Protection Professional, or CPP.
His extensive work with school board development, advancing district leadership, and district strategic/visionary planning as President of Elevatedperformance4U provides a unique value when working with our client partners because Lee has effectively navigated a variety of issues and challenges during his career. Coupled with his successful school board development work, Dr. Pritzl coaches several superintendents and supports them through unprecedented times.
Denise Pontrelli has dedicated her life to bettering educational opportunities for all students. She is a veteran educator and before joining SitelogIQ as Learning, Innovation and Design Director, served in the role of Superintendent for the Stillwater Area Public Schools. She has over three decades of leadership experience as a Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Principal, Coordinator for Curriculum, Professional Development, and Gifted Services, Classroom Teacher, and Coach.
Denise is a proven instructional leader who is focused on improving learning opportunities for all students. She has a passion for supporting organizations in the areas of learning and innovation, organizational development, adaptive strategic planning, creating equitable systems, human-centered design, community, business and faith-based partnerships, and leadership development.
A lifelong learner, Denise’s recent professional development includes collaboration on the HOPE (Helping Others Pursue Education) Webinar series, Human-Centered Design at Stanford Design School, and Storytelling for Influence through IDEO.
Prior to his career in education, Dr. Stephen Peters received a full scholarship and was a basketball star at Hampton University. Peters was inducted into the Colleton County Basketball Hall of Fame in January 2016 and continues to follow sports faithfully. Upon his graduation from Hampton, he went into teaching, and after demonstrating an ability to transform the classroom and school environment into one of success and achievement in even the most challenging circumstances, he rose up to become one of the most respected educators and school turnaround experts in the U.S. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are at the forefront of his vast experiences in education and the non-profit world. Most of his experiences include working in underserved communities and providing opportunities for access and equity.
Stephen has been a Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Secondary Education, and Superintendent of Schools. He has served on panels as an education expert with former U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Rod Paige in Washington, D.C. He is also the author of several award winning and best-selling books including Do You Know Enough About Me to Teach Me and Teaching to Capture and Inspire all Learners.
Peters is the former Superintendent of Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55), Laurens SC. The county is an underrepresented community. During his four-year tenure as Superintendent, college scholarship funds received by graduating seniors increased by more than $14 million. LCSD 55 was named a 2018 National School District of Distinction under the leadership of Peters, an honor awarded to school districts that are exemplary models of how schools and school systems work. More recently the high school has been named the 2019 “National Tomorrow’s Tech School of the Year” by Tomorrow’s Tech Magazine.
Currently, Stephen is the CEO and President of the Peters Group, an education consulting company that is dedicated to creating and sustaining success in schools and districts by supporting educators. Key areas include: leadership, social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. He is also founder of a national mentoring program that builds soft skills, STEM, literacy and leadership skills. The Gentleman’s and Ladies Club, which cultivates success in at-risk students through mentoring and self-empowerment, has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show as well as America, America. Peters was featured in the BBC documentary, “An American High School” in 2016. “An American High School” was just named “Best Documentary of 2016” in London and began airing on the National Geographic channel in the U.S. in October 2017. Dr. Peters is an advocate for literacy and also served as President of the Board of Directors for the International Literacy Association (2020-2021). He is co-author of One., A process for Every One and Everyone.
Dr. Lisa Snyder is an Education Consultant of the SitelogIQ – Midwest division.
She has served in public education for over 30 years as a teacher, principal, technology director, curriculum director and superintendent in Minnesota and Wisconsin. She led the Lakeville Area Schools, a metropolitan school district of 11,000 students from 2011-2017. In 2017, after 30 years in public education, she was selected as Executive Director for EdVisions, a non-profit organization that supports creating and supporting learning environments that promote personalized learning and teacher empowerment, She currently serves as chairperson on the EdVisions board.
Lisa is committed to continuous improvement and transformation in public education through innovation and personalized learning practices. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in creating new opportunities for student-centered learning through career-focused programming, the development of choice and charter schools and transforming policies and systems in traditional public schools.
Her expertise in TQM principles, tools and strategies coupled with her passion for educational excellence has led to her current activities which include preparing aspiring principals as adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where she earned her doctorate in educational administration & policy in 2003. In 2017, she formed her own company, Future Ready Learning, LLC which specializes in school executive coaching, solving complex educational problems and developing innovation in schools. For the past seven years, she has also worked as a managing partner with the Board of School Superintendents facilitating leadership cohorts for school executives. Through this work she has worked with numerous school districts and the Minnesota Department of Education.
Amy Jones is an Education Consultant of the SitelogIQ – Midwest division.
Amy is an experienced educational consultant and a licensed MN classroom teacher of over 30 years. She served two 4-year terms as an elected School Board member for Mounds View Public Schools. She was the Board Chair for 4 years. During her term, she worked to appoint a superintendent and led the board through a bond campaign to add 44 classrooms and additional space to the district to support growing enrollment. She consults with school boards on; strategic planning, superintendent transitions, policy governance issues, superintendent partnerships and board communication. Amy also develops materials, resources and training for schools on superintendent and principal support, mental health and social emotional learning.
She is a governor-appointed member of the MN State Advisory Council on Mental Health, as well as the Mental Health in Schools Workgroup. In this role, she provides guidance and recommendations to the MN legislature in order to support mental health in schools. In addition, Amy works closely with the MN legislature to develop legislation which improves the mental health of students, staff/teachers in schools. She is working to add to the state infrastructure to support the mental health needs of students and staff/teachers.
Amy taught elementary grades and was an instructional coach for Minneapolis Public Schools, Stillwater Public Schools and Mounds View Public Schools. She was also an administrator for Minneapolis and Stillwater. Most recently, she was the Director of Elementary Education for Minneapolis Public Schools, where she oversaw the work for 150 math and reading specialists and coaches and coordinated the curriculum work for 44 elementary sites. She has worked in leadership and curriculum for over 15 years. In addition, Amy taught in the Master of Education programs at both The College of St. Scholastica and St. Mary’s University. She also supervised student teachers for both programs.
She received her BA in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College and her MEd in Urban Education from Hamline University. Amy is an active community volunteer and serves on the Board of Directors for the Bridge for Youth, a shelter for homeless teens in Minneapolis. She has volunteered for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf in the Mounds View District for the past 15 years.
Kristen Hoheisel is a Senior Business Consultant and Education Funding Specialist of the SitelogIQ – Midwest division.
Kristen has spent the last twenty-two years in a public school district setting. Her areas of expertise have included finance, facilities/grounds, transportation, food service, human resources, enrollment, demographics, school attendance boundaries and school safety.
Given the breadth of her leadership roles and extensive experience in all school-related matters, Kristen is prepared to bring an informed perspective to the SitelogIQ team and its customers in this age of limited resources and high expectations.
Kristen is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She is also a Certified Administrator of School Finance and Operations. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a minor in business administration from Bemidji State University.
Nels Onstad is a Senior Business Consultant at SitelogIQ – Midwest division.
With over 20 years of experience in educational administration and leadership, Nels has extensive knowledge in the K-12 industry. His MDE experience provided him with an intimate understanding of the licensing process, licensure via portfolio, and the legislative process. Nels’ Doctorate involved research surrounding classroom management, leading him to his passion of school climate, teacher/staff retention, the public school experience, and the classroom learning environment.
Nels is an expert in establishing and maintaining a culture for learning with collaboration. In previous roles as Superintendent, Principal, Teacher, Coach and Director of Educator Licensing, he is a proven leader who recognizes how to manage all aspects of school development of organization and structure, including the supervision of educational administration, business administration, and facility management. With his unique skillset, Nels and SitelogIQ will help lead districts to obtain their facilities’ goals.
Nels holds an Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership, a Dissertation “Minnesota Secondary School Principal Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Classroom Management Skills of First Year Traditionally Trained Teachers Compared to Non-Licensed Community Experts”, a Master of Science in Educational Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a 7-12 Coaching Certification, and he is a Licensed K-12 Principal and District Superintendent.
Pat Westby is a Business Consultant of the SitelogIQ – Midwest division.
He provides exceptional value from his wide range of experience with K-12 school districts where he has held several impressive positions in education with Pipestone, Moorhead, Red Wing, West Central, and Alexandria, Minnesota school districts for over 28 years. As a former Superintendent, Elementary Principal and teacher, Pat understands that every school district and facility is unique, that is why he and SitelogIQ take the time to perform a comprehensive assessment of your facilities, school district, and community to gain a better understanding of your distinctive needs.
Born and raised on a dairy farm in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, Pat understands not only should the facility your students inhabit provide a safe and healthy learning environment, but that this can be achieved while helping clients maximize operating budgets through optimization and planning.
Prior to SitelogIQ, Pat was Superintendent at Sauk Centre Public Schools where he worked together with SitelogIQ to help the district develop a facilities plan that included a $44,674,600 LTFM and building referendum facilities plan.
Pat has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN and K-12 Principal and Superintendent Licensures through Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN.
Paula O’Loughlin is an Education Consultant of the SitelogIQ – Midwest division. She has had the great privilege of learning and working alongside youth in the K-12 education setting for over 20 years.
Paula was elected to the Stillwater Area School Board in 2014 where she served two years as Vice-President, one year as Clerk, and was Chairperson for the Policy, Legislative, and Finance Committees. During her term, the school board passed a $97.5 MM facilities bond referendum, hired a new superintendent, and in partnership with the superintendent and her team, worked to identify and sustain increased academic, social, and emotional resources for all students throughout every system within the district.
Her passion and deep belief in the transformational impact of school boards led her to the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) where she served as the Associate Director of Board Development. Paula trained new and experienced school board members across the state and led workshops focusing on School Board-Superintendent Relations and Communication, Conflict Resolution, Board Governance, Community Engagement and Policy. She also facilitated School Board Self-Evaluation workshops and led school boards through the process to measure, assess and identify school board goals that aligned with their district’s strategic plan. Paula also worked to create, implement and deliver new curriculum that included tenets of Culturally Responsive school board leadership.
Paula began working in the Office of Equity & Integration in the Stillwater Area School district in 2006. There she served in various capacities including the AVID Coordinator, AVID co-teacher, Student Programming Facilitator, and Curriculum Developer which centered the tenets of Culturally Responsive Teaching. She also worked concurrently with middle school students as a Youth Program Advisor and developing and delivering Professional Learning with EMID (East Metro Integration District, dba as Equity Alliance MN). Paula worked with EAMN in various capacities for almost 15 years, most recently as the Director of Partnerships and Professional Learning where she developed content and curriculum for school board members, superintendents, teachers and students.
Paula studied Organizational Leadership at New York University and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a Middle School Mathematics Specialty from St. Catherine University. Paula is also a Qualified Administrator (QA) and coach for the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), a cross-culturally valid assessment for building cultural competence within organizations and systems.
Dr. Teri Staloch is an Education Consultant of the SitelogIQ – Midwest division.
Dr. Teri Staloch is an educational leader with over 33 years experience as a teacher, colleague professor, and administrator at every level of E-16 education. Dr. Staloch most recently served as Superintendent of Prior Lake-Savage Area School (2015-2022) which is an E-STEM suburban district south of Minneapolis with an enrollment of 9,000 students. Prior to assuming the position in Prior Lake-Savage, she served as the Assistant Superintendent for Osseo Area Schools and also held a position as Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Standards in Osseo which serves 21,000 students. Her professional experience also includes Director of Instructional Services and Interim Principal of Holmen Middle School and Ventures Charter School (WI); Principal of Viking Elementary School (WI); Assistant Professor and Interim Director for the Master of Education Program, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; and English Teacher at St. Charles Middle/High School (MN).
Regardless of her role over the years, Dr. Staloch is a proven transformational leader with a relentless focus on equitable opportunities for all students. Teri has been a presenter at the state and national level on topics of leadership, continuous improvement, superintendent and school board relationships, educational equity and inclusion, instructional excellence and systems-thinking. Perhaps the best way to describe Teri is through her purpose statement:
“I lead to inspire, empower and develop others to thrive so that we can create life chances, equitable outcomes and a sense of belonging for all learners through trust, service, authenticity and love”.
Teri believes in collaborative learning and holds a high value in networking with leaders and organizations on behalf of students. Dr. Staloch has been an active member in several educational organizations including serving as a Board of Director for the Minnesota State High School League, the Association of Metropolitan Districts, the Minnesota Association for School Administrators and Schools for Equity in Education. Additionally, Dr. Staloch has earned statewide and district recognition for her leadership and she is a Bush Foundation Fellow.
Teri holds an Educational Doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration and a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Luther College.
Dr. Sarena Shivers has been an educator for nearly 30 years. She has served as an Elementary Teacher, Elementary Assistant Principal, Elementary Principal, Director of Curriculum, Director of School Services, Transportation Director, Assistant Superintendent of Achievement, and spent five years as the Superintendent of Redford Union School District No. 1, in Southeast, Michigan. In July 2020, Dr. Shivers became the Deputy Executive Director for the state’s superintendent association, Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators.
Sarena received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Morgan State University, master’s in Administration and Supervision from Ball State University and Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Dr. Shivers’ key areas of expertise and professional accomplishments are; curriculum and instruction, program development and alignment, program evaluation and opening innovative and award-winning secondary school programs (alternative high schools, early college, and honors programs). She has steep knowledge of teaching and learning and has led key initiatives in the areas of school change, adolescent literacy, writing, mathematics, STEM, cutting edge instructional technology (augmented reality and artificial intelligence) and school leadership. For over a decade, Dr. Shivers has led work regionally and across the state of Michigan in cultural relevancy, cultural proficiency, equity, social justice and diversity in education.
In addition, Dr. Shivers has been an external reviewer for AdvancED national accreditation institution, a national consultant for The College Board in their College Readiness Division, a “Data Teams” trainer, and trained to be a restorative practices facilitator. Finally, Dr. Shivers teachers doctoral level course work at Madonna University. She has also been a guest lecturer at Eastern Michigan University since 2005 teaching a pre-service teaching course on assessment/evaluation and currently a graduate level courses in culturally responsive teaching.
In September 2014, Dr. Shivers received the S.L. Roberson Community Leadership Award, the highest award the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office bestows on a civilian. She was chosen for the honor because of her work in helping to develop and train over 4,000 staff in active shooter/threat procedures known as A.L.I.C.E.
In 2017, Dr. Shivers taught in the professional learning series overseas at the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, China. Dr. Shivers currently serves as a regular contributor, partner and/or consultant for Hanover Research, The Futures Institute, The Flying Classroom, National Superintendent’s Advisory Council and HWC Executive Leadership Institute Leadership.
In 2018, Dr. Shivers received the Redford Community Foundation Service Award and in 2019, Dr. Shivers was named to Michigan’s Crain Notable Women in Educational Leadership. Sarena is the mother of four and currently resides in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Dave Webb is an Education Consultant of the SitelogIQ – Midwest division.
Dr. Dave Webb is a retired Superintendent of South St. Paul Public Schools where he served for twelve years. Dave previously served as a high school principal for Fridley Public Schools and began his career as a Spanish teacher for the Stillwater Public Schools in Minnesota. Dave has also served as the Dean of the Spanish Immersion Program for the Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota and is currently the governing board president of his church in Shoreview, Minnesota.
Dr. Webb has recently completed a new book called “Homerun Leadership – Your Guide to Better Faster Team Decisions”. His passion for collaborative team decision making, grew out of his doctoral research in conflict management and shared decision-making. For decades, Dave’s hallmark leadership style was defined by the principles of collaborative team decision-making, consensus building and inclusive team participation. His presentations and focus center on helping individuals and organizations like businesses, schools and churches utilize the best collaborative team decision-making models.
In a variety of ways, Dr. Webb can coach both individuals and leadership teams, whether they are businesses, schools or churches, regarding the simplified team science to move from point A to B. Dr. Webb will provide easy-to-understand, memorable, repeatable processes that will help you and your team make great decisions and give you a framework applicable to ANY situation and EVERY meeting.