ABOUT US

We are the Center for Student Achievement Solutions located in New York City and we are committed to helping districts and schools address the academic and behavioral needs of all students. We partner with you to offer customized solutions based on your student achievement goals.

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The Center for Student Achievement Solutions is committed to helping districts and schools address the academic and behavioral needs of all students. We focus on the core of excellent teaching and learning to achieve double digit growth in reading and math in as little as 3-6 months.

 

We collaborate with educators to learn the art and science behind teaching reading and mathematics to ensure all instructional strategies are aligned with the standards, curriculum or program you are implementing in your school system. Our approach accelerates the skill and capacity of educators.

 

We know the research, evidence, and strategies that work because we have used them with educators and students in districts, schools, and classrooms as consultants, senior leaders, instructional leaders, and educators.

 

We partner with you to offer customized solutions based on your student achievement goals.

Chandra Williams, Ed.D. Founder
and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Chandra Williams is the expert at turning around low performing districts and schools to close achievement gaps for students in school districts across the country. She’s known for her high energy, enthusiasm, thoroughness, and action-oriented commitment to transformational leadership and improving the outcomes for all students. Her career in public education has been dedicated to achieving excellence in all things. She has a driving force and belief that educators must embrace the concept of life-long learning.
 
Dr. Williams is the Founder and Chief Academic Officer of Center for Student Achievement Solutions (CSAS), a national educational consultant and trainer. She is responsible for providing leadership, targeted technical assistance, and coaching supports to State Education Agencies (SEA), Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools. She has worked in various senior leadership positions such as the state director of curriculum and instruction, school district chief academic officer, and school turnaround principal.
 
Her academic research pursuits are focused on comprehensive school reform at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has done extensive research within the framework of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). Dr. Williams research has primarily concentrated on data driven school improvement, and transformational leadership.
 
Dr. Williams earned her a dual M.S. in Special Education at Bank Street College of Education, and Clinical Social Work at Columbia University School of Social Work. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Wingate University. A voracious learner, she has deepened her education at Harvard University, Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership and Learning Center, Skillful Leader and Marzano Research Laboratory Art and Science of Leadership Institute; as a member of IRA, CEC, ASCD, NCTE, National Staff Development Council, and the National Reading Conference.
 
You can contact Chandra here.

OUR MISSION

We believe, passionately, that all students can learn at proficient and advanced levels in reading and mathematics.
 
The Center for Student Achievement Solutions is dedicated to closing student achievement gaps in reading and mathematics through professional development, technical assistance and job embedded coaching supports.
 
We work with state education agencies, school districts, superintendents, principals, teachers, and the school community to create the schools their children need to be ready for college and a successful career.
 
Our strategic, research-validated approach has been used nationally in districts and schools to narrow and close student achievement gaps in reading and mathematics. Our clients are attracted to our laser focus on knowing and understanding the different types of universal screeners, diagnostics, formative, benchmark and summative assessments to align school improvement initiative to narrow and close the achievement gap at an accelerated pace.