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Positive School Solutions, LLC

Contact Information


Laurence Sargent, Ed.D.
7635 Julynn Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Phone: (719) 598-5949

General Information

Type of Organization: Individual
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 5
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Comprehensive & Effective Planning
Educator Effectiveness
Organizational Structure and Resources
Program Evaluation Services
School and District Improvement
Specific Content Area :
Special Education

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

Monte Vista School District--Dwayne
Roaring Fork School District--
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
Karval School District
Yuma School District
Winona Elementary School, Thompson Valley School District
Pikes Peak YMCA
Mesa Elementary School, Adams 50 School District
Metz Elementary Schoo, Adams 50 School District
Centennial k-8,Gust Elementary, Philips Academy, Greenlee K-8, Valdez Elementary, Noel MS, North HS, & West HS in Denver Public Schools.
Greenlee Elementary, Denver School District
Glenwood Springs Elementary School--Roaring Fork School District

Recent References:

Monte Vista School Distirct--Dwayne Newman, Supt. (719) 852-5996
Roaring Fork School District--Judy Haptonstall, Supt. (970) 384-6000
Mesa Elementary School--Shannon (303) 428-3511

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:


Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

I am a single owner of Positive School Solutions, LLC. I serve as a lead for the Comprehensive Appraisal for District Improvement and School Support Teams sponsored by CDE. In addition, I provide leadership consultation with school and district leadership. I also conduct program evaluations for schools and non-profit organizations. The teams I lead are made up of other independent contractors.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Myself and all of the independent contractors serving on SST and CADI teams are highly experienced teachers or school and district leaders.


SST Team Lead - $6675, Roll out facilitation $2610, Unified Plan facilitation $2510, Implementation Consulting $5430 (expenses included)

CADI Team Lead-$13,635 (small district), $17,335 (medium district), $22705 (large dist.); Facilitated roll out $4030; Unified Plan Facilitation $5590; Implementation Coaching $10,600.

SST team member-$3687 (expenses included)
CADI team member-$5685 (expenses included)

Program Evaluation for non-profits or consultation on Special Education programming- $100 per hour plus expenses.

Professional Development Training in leadership and Special Education $750 per diem plus expenses or $75 per hour on site and $50 per hour preparation time.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

I have experience working in large, medium and small school districts and most of that is experiences is related to serving high need populations. For a typical elementary school the focus will be on delivery of instruction, curriculum, and support systems. For medium and large districts the focus will be on leadership, systems, and culture. When leading SST and CADI reviews, team members are selected based upon expertise and experience that matches the needs of the client schools and districts.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

In the CADI and SST processes, school or district unified plans are developed with my assistance. During the implementation support phase of the process, progress on implementation and student achievement data are used to evaluate the success of school and district improvement efforts.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

For a school with under 500 students, I will typically work with the principal to articulate a precise and measurable Unified Improvement Plan. In addition, I provide the principal with contact information of schools or districts that have implemented effective practices. Further, I challenge the leadership team of the school to stay on track with their improvement plan. This includes criticizing instances where the school is backing off from challenges. Also, I collect data on plan implementation and assist the school with data reviews.

500-1000 Students:

For small school districts with less than 1000 students or somewhat more, I work closely with the superintendents and the district leadership team. This includes leading the CADI process, providing guidance on developing UIPs, and sharing information with the district leadership team related to systems changes, organizational structures, and research based practices. In addition, I monitor implementation of UIPs and critique district efforts.

1000+ Students:

For districts over about 1500 students more emphasis on organizational systems, leadership and communication. These systems include alignment of curriculum, organizational alignment, accountability systems, and internal evaluation of various components within the district.

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