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Knowledge Brokering

Knowledge Brokering: Your Sherpa to Evidence-Based Decision Making in Education


As a school leader, you understand the importance of making informed, evidence-based decisions. It's about finding the right curriculum, choosing an effective intervention, completing a grant application, or simply making decisions you can confidently communicate to your stakeholders. However, the task of finding and synthesizing research relevant to your local context can be daunting and time-consuming. This is where I come in, your dedicated knowledge broker.

Consider me as your educational Sherpa, leading you through the mountainous terrain of evidence and research. Just like a Sherpa laying the trail on Mt. Everest, I delve into the vast world of research ahead of you, sorting and synthesizing pertinent information, then walk alongside you as we apply this new knowledge within your local context.


My bespoke knowledge brokering services are designed to save you time and resources, enabling you to focus on what you do best: leading your school towards excellence. Unlike other knowledge brokers who merely recycle syntheses, I provide a highly personalized service that acknowledges the unique needs and circumstances of your institution.


When you engage my services, you gain a partner committed to facilitating faster, more confident evidence-based decision-making. I strive to ensure your decisions are not just informed, but also effectively communicated, and ultimately lead to improved student success.

Through knowledge brokering, I empower you to make the climb towards educational excellence less challenging and more rewarding. Trust me to guide you on this journey, one evidence-based step at a time.

Dr. Courtney has become my go-to expert whenever it comes to empowering educators with research skills. The way he demystifies the process of finding, understanding, and applying research is truly exceptional. Each session he has led for our educators has resulted in tangible improvements in our ability to make evidence-based decisions. His interactive, learner-centered approach keeps everyone engaged and makes learning enjoyable. The impact of Dr. Courtney's guidance extends far beyond the training sessions - we now have a team of educators who feel confident in utilizing research in their daily practices. For anyone seeking to create an evidence-informed culture in their school, Dr. Courtney is your guy.

~ Jason Reeves, Ed.D., Park View Consultants, LLC

Three Packages to Meet Your Needs


Benefits: The Insight package includes a selection of 10 curated and relevant research articles related to your educational challenges. This selection will provide a solid base for understanding the current research trends in your area of interest.

Timeline: 1 week from initial consultation to final delivery.



Benefits: The Wisdom package includes everything from the Insight package, plus a synthesis of the research into a report that factors in your local context. This allows you to move from understanding the research to applying it effectively.

Timeline: 2-3 weeks from initial consultation to strategic plan delivery.



Benefits: The Sage package incorporates the Wisdom tier offerings, augmented with three consultation meetings. This comprehensive package provides an ongoing, evidence-informed strategic plan tailored to your needs.

Timeline: Initial deliverables in 2-3 weeks, with three follow-up meetings.


Why Choose Me?

A Partner who Understands Education

With a rich background as an educator, I've experienced firsthand the challenges and opportunities in the education system. I have spent meaningful time in the classroom, working alongside teachers, parents, and students. This insider perspective allows me to understand the nuances of your specific needs, making me a uniquely qualified partner in your decision-making process.

A Policy Maker who Knows the System

My experience as a policy maker equips me with a deep understanding of the education landscape, both locally and nationally. This allows me to draw from an extensive network of professionals, and an intimate knowledge of policy and system changes that can impact your school. Leveraging this experience, I can provide insights that are not just theoretically sound but also practically implementable.

A Published Researcher with a Critical Eye

Being a published researcher, I have the training and expertise to dive deep into academic studies, reports, and other data sources. I will dissect, synthesize, and translate this research into understandable, actionable insights, providing you with data-driven recommendations that can inform your school's strategic decision-making.


An Advisor Backed by Prestigious Associations

As an advisor to the Center for Research Use in Education at the University of Delaware, I am constantly engaged with cutting-edge research in education. This association enables me to stay abreast of the latest developments, tools, and practices in research use, which can be critical in addressing your school's unique challenges.


In sum, my unique blend of experiences as an educator, policy maker, published researcher, and advisor equips me to serve as a highly effective knowledge broker for your school. My commitment is to make your job easier by bringing you the right information, at the right time, in the right format.

Choose me as your knowledge broker and let's work together to build an even brighter future for your students.

Harness the Power of Evidence

Embark on your journey of evidence-based decision-making with one of my Knowledge Brokering packages. Equip your team with relevant research, insightful synthesis, and personalized coaching sessions. Navigate the vast ocean of educational data with a steady hand, and empower your institution with strategies founded on concrete evidence.

Don't let the enormity of research-based decision-making hold you back. Make the smart choice. Choose knowledge. Choose confidence. Choose success.

Ready to elevate your decision-making process? Click the button below, and let's start building a more evidence-empowered future together. Your educational journey awaits.

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