Why we do this work
Our underlying belief is that every student should have the opportunity to achieve success. We’ve learned from research and studying the best practices of high performing school leaders; the ones that identify, prioritize, and have the disciplined action to consistently implement the big rocks produce the highest student achievement.
What is a big rock?
A big rock is any school system that has a high impact on student achievement. Based on best practices of the highest performing schools and our experience as former school leaders, schools that select and prioritize the big rocks are the ones that produce the highest student achievement.
What makes us different?
- Metrics based – We establish project goals, define metrics for success and work alongside you to meet those metrics.
- Collaborative – We collaborate with you during the entire process.
- Customizable – We align our systems with your school or district priorities.
- Hands-on – We work alongside your system’s school, department, or organizational leaders throughout the implementation process.
- Soup to Nuts – We work with you from the beginning to the end of the process and create sustainable systems that build capacity for your long-term success.
Big Rock Educational Services (BRES), LLC is a hands-on, collaborative and metrics-based consulting service partnering with traditional public district schools, charter schools and leader training organizations. BRES was founded in May 2014 by Matt Khirallah and Scott Hudnor who both share a passion for ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education. Initially meeting in September of 2010, Matt joined Scott at the recently opened Uplift Luna Preparatory, an elementary charter school in Dallas, Texas. While working together at Uplift Luna they realized that although they both shared the same passion for high student achievement they also possessed distinctly different and valuable skill sets that led to the school’s success. When the time came for the opening of a new middle and high school, they both jumped at the opportunity to open and co-lead this campus. Matt was able to run the business and operations side of the new campus which allowed Scott to focus his strength on running the instructional side.
Since its founding in 2014, BRES has worked nationally in over 150 schools supporting campus and network leaders in realizing their respective visions for excellence. The team at BRES has learned that the most impactful method of helping schools succeed is not the traditional consulting model, but rather working side by side with school and district leadership teams, collaboratively achieving goals together, and building capacity for long-term sustainability.
To learn more about our work, our collaborative partners and the results we help them achieve, check out the following BRES resources:
- Collaborative Partner Results – Big Rock Educational Services
- Blog Post: A Conversation with Principal McKenzie
- Client Testimonials
Our Incredible Team
Our team is full of core-value aligned people who are passionate and dedicated to our mission of improving the quality of education for every child. We hold true to our core values, push each other to improve for students and consistently give and take constructive feedback. We value everyone’s opinion and believe that a diversity of thought is better than single-mindedness. We treat each other as professionals and human beings with their own authentic voice, regardless of where they sit in the organization.