We empower school and district leaders to reach their highest level of success with deep, practical expertise, and solutions.
We deliver results: better practices, better strategies, and a broad college readiness and financial aid lens.
Meet Dr. Vernell, lead trainer and founder of Relentless Pursuits Unlimited, a global personal development, educational, and entrepreneurial consulting firm that provides world-class consulting and coaching to help school leaders accelerate results and achieve organizational success.
With more than 20 years of experience as a school district leader, professional developer, and higher education and K-12 school counselor, she has helped schools and district leaders increase their college and career readiness goals and financial aid outcomes.
Dr. Vernell has severed on several local and national boards and foundations, as well as statewide and national steering and advisory committees on technology, college admissions, college preparedness, and financial aid.
Policymakers and educators agree that postsecondary preparedness, enrollment, and attainment in the United States are critical to remain competitive in the global market. Researchers have argued that Central school district offices across the United States face demands by educators and policymakers to ensure that students are prepared for college. The way in which central district offices respond will likely be influenced by:
Prioritization of district and school funding to address workforce and skill gaps
Training, technical support, and Board-level policies to increase college enrollment and not just ensuring students are college ready
The right strategy, systems, and skills to deliver the right results.
RPU conducts an exhaustive discovery and interview process across departments, divisions, and school sites. Dr. Vernell and her team work to truly understand your district’s culture, your challenges, and where the counseling staff is stuck.
Utilizing RPU’s proprietary framework, Dr. Vernell and her team will custom-develop an intensive 90-day program that aligns with your district goals and state metrics. It may include multiple workshops (both in-person and virtual) and training for counselors and school leaders, all focused on creating positive and lasting change.
Often, a key element that’s missing in the district leader or school counselor’s ability to achieve the CCR and FA results set forth by their district office is an inconsistent commitment to support all aspects of their work. This is where RPU can help! Dr. Vernell and her team are available beyond the 90-days to offer key support to help counselors achieve the desired school site, district level, and statewide outcomes.
Whether we are retained for one-hour, two-hours, four-hours, or multi-day workshops, RPU provides ready-to-implement strategies your team can use to start changing the CCR and FA landscape in your school or district.
School counseling support is critical to your school or district’s CCR and financial aid success. If you’re looking to build out a long-term solution with innovative strategies to change your school or district’s college-going culture from the inside out, we can help. Contact us today!