Our Collaborative Approach to Consulting


In addition to cross-school collaborations, CATDC partners with consultants and schools to create personalized professional development and ongoing support for independent school educators.


CATDC works closely with hundreds of educational professionals: whether teacher leaders from within our member schools or internationally known experts in the field. Through our consulting services you will be connected to just the right individual to support you with on site professional development, curricular design, interpersonal communication, and team management. CATDC consultants take a collaborative approach built upon a coaching model.



Understanding and supporting educator development has driven CATDC’s work for over 20 years. Through structured, empathetic, and collaborative partnerships, CATDC consulting offers another impactful avenue for growth and positive change within independent schools.


  • Lead with empathy 
  • Embrace curiosity through questioning and listening
  • Support educator agency
  • Define and pursue clear and meaningful goals 
  • Lean into vulnerability and embrace discomfort
  • Ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are guideposts throughout
  • Adhere to the International Coaching Federation’s Code of Ethics




CATDC adds such value in connecting member schools with creative, professional consultants who have been vetted by the CATDC team and, often, other member schools. Time is the most precious resource we have as a faculty, and so having an outstanding person to lead professional development makes such a difference. We are pleased with this new venture of the Collaborative and look forward to continuing to connect with great trainers in the future.

–Joe Harvey, Head of School, Mark Day School