Testimonials

Pleased with the professionalism of HEG’s consultants and quality of work delivered...

Our project is the start-up of a new PreK-12 International Baccalaureate School in the city of Panama. HEG was hired by our group to carry out the Feasibility Study and Business Plan, which included the analysis of local market to set up the school, analysis of market demand based on the study's results, financial projections of the operation for a 10-year period, plus activities required to prepare the new school for operation. The feasibility study included guidance regarding our school's mission / vision statements, educational philosophy,  HR requirements, organizational structure, etc. The final deliverable was a very complete report that covered all aspects of new school development requirements, which was at an extremely high level of quality for presentation to banks, investors, etc. Our group was very pleased with the professionalism of HEG’s consultants and quality of work delivered. The feasibility study stage required HEG's team to travel to Panama – where we had very productive work sessions and were fortunate to have a good working relation with HEG. In addition to their visits, we had regularly scheduled teleconferences as the study advanced. We feel that the investment was worthwhile as we were able to receive guidance and advice from experts in the field, including people who have started and owned their own schools. The final-product has been very valuable to our group. The study and business plan developed provided us additional credibility, given HEG’s extensive experience with top quality schools internationally. In a nutshell, when we sit down to present our project to financial advisors and developers, they immediately conclude that we have done our homework, and thus our project has moved forward swiftly. I would definitely recommend HEG without hesitation. Their expertise in planning and managing top international private schools is very valuable when sitting down to define what your projects needs are, especially in the financial aspects of the operation.

Founding Director, The Metropolitan School of Panama, Panama

HEG Is Flexible And A Joy To Work With...

The Halladay Education Group is a very professional team that brings a myriad of talents to private schools and are quite focused and results driven. They work efficiently and are task-driven. As a start-up school we have so many items in our punch-list to complete and Doug and the HEG team came in and helped us with almost every aspect of the operations in a very short time frame. They are flexible and a joy to work with. I would recommend them to any group that wants to start a world-class international school or improve their performance of your established private school.

Dr. Jorge Nelson, Headmaster, Chadwick International School Songdo, Korea

His Experience And Expertise Have Been Invaluable...

Harbert Hills Academy retained Doug Halladay, of Halladay Education Group, to assist us with developing a five year strategic plan. Mr. Halladay met on site with us on three different occasions over a period of four months. During these sessions Mr. Halladay led us through the process of determining where we were and where we wanted to be and then assisted us with developing appropriate goals, objectives, and actions plans. The timelines developed in the beginning of the process have been met in each case. Mr. Halladay's experience and expertise have been invaluable in helping us to complete our Strategic Plan. He was sensitive to our unique philosophy and needs and worked well with our diverse constituency. I highly recommend Mr. Halladay and his firm Halladay Education Group.

Steve Dickman, President, Harbert Hills Academy

Pleased with the professionalism of HEG’s consultants and quality of work delivered...

Our project is the start-up of a new PreK-12 International Baccalaureate School in the city of Panama. HEG was hired by our group to carry out the Feasibility Study and Business Plan, which included the analysis of local market conditions to set up the school, analysis of market demand based on the study's results, financial projections of the entire operation for a 10-year period, plus all activities required to prepare the new school for operation. The feasibility study included guidance regarding our school's mission and vision statements, educational philosophy, as well as human resource requirements, organizational structure, etc. The final deliverable was a very complete and professionall prepared report that covered all aspects of new school development requirements, which was at an extremely high level of quality for presentation to banks, investors, and others required for the implementation phase of the project. Our group was very pleased with the professionalism of HEG’s consultants and the quality of the work delivered. The feasibility study stage required their team to travel to Panama twice – where we had very productive work sessions. We feel that the investment was definitely worthwhile as we were able to receive guidance and advice from experts in the field, including people who have started-up and owned their own schools. The end-product received from HEG has been very valuable to our group. The feasibility study and business plan developed provided us additional credibility from experts in the field, given HEG’s extensive experience with top quality schools internationally. In a nutshell, when we sit down to present our project to financial advisors and land developers, and they review our Business Plan, they immediately conclude that we have done our homework, and thus our project has moved forward swiftly. We are now at the Project Implementation Phase and finalizing financial arrangements to proceed with school formation activities, including retaining HEG as our advisor for the implementation stage. I would definitely recommend HEG without hesitation. Their expertise in planning and managing top international private schools is very valuable when sitting down to define what your projects needs are, especially in the financial aspects of the operation.

Founding Director, The Metropolitan School of Panama, Panama

Flexible In Meeting Our Needs...

It is my honor to be able to recommend Douglas Halladay from Halladay Education Group to you for your consulting needs. Doug facilitated our strategic planning session...He managed to bring us to a completed draft document for our full board's approval in just three days of intense but exhilarating work. His knowledge of schools, curriculum, staffing, financing, communications, and the overall improvement process earned everyone's respect and admiration on day one. His sense of humor was just right in all social settings. He was flexible in meeting our needs and demands, often skillfully shifting gears to keep us on task and productive. I strongly encourage you to discuss your planning needs with Douglas Halladay, if you want a powerful strategic plan for your school.

Leo Corriveau, PH.D., Superintendent of Schools, Mascenic Regional School District

Quickly Evolved A Visionary Plan...

With vision and leadership, Doug quickly evolved a strategic plan in collaboration with the school's board. The plan reaffirmed the long history of Queen Margaret's as a fine girls' preparatory school but created a new emphasis on the education of the whole student: scholastic, the arts, athletics and citizenship. The strategic plan also addressed the school's finances and upon the basis of related business models, a whole new approach to setting tuition fees was evolved.

Mark Moore, Business Manager, QMS, Canada

HEG Is Flexible And A Joy To Work With...

The Halladay Education Group is a very professional team that brings a myriad of talents to private schools and are quite focused and results driven. They work efficiently and are task-driven. As a start-up school we have so many items in our punch-list to complete and Doug and the HEG team came in and helped us with almost every aspect of the operations in a very short time frame. They are flexible and a joy to work with. I would recommend them to any group that wants to start a world-class international school or improve their performance of your established private school.

Dr. Jorge Nelson, Headmaster, Chadwick International School Songdo, Korea

HEG's Experience And Expertise Has Been Invaluable...

Harbert Hills Academy retained Doug Halladay, of Halladay Education Group, to assist us with developing a five year strategic plan. Mr. Halladay met on site with us on three different occasions over a period of four months. During these sessions Mr. Halladay led us through the process of determining where we were and where we wanted to be and then assisted us with developing appropriate goals, objectives, and actions plans. The timelines developed in the beginning of the process have been met in each case. Mr. Halladay's experience and expertise have been invaluable in helping us to complete our Strategic Plan. He was sensitive to our unique philosophy and needs and worked well with our diverse constituency. I highly recommend Mr. Halladay and his firm Halladay Education Group.

Steve Dickman, President, Harbert Hills Academy, Tennessee

Flexible In Meeting Our Needs...

It is my honor to be able to recommend Douglas Halladay from Halladay Education Group to you for your consulting needs. Doug facilitated our strategic planning session...He managed to bring us to a completed draft document for our full board's approval in just three days of intense but exhilarating work. His knowledge of schools, curriculum, staffing, financing, communications, and the overall improvement process earned everyone's respect and admiration on day one. His sense of humor was just right in all social settings. He was flexible in meeting our needs and demands, often skillfully shifting gears to keep us on task and productive. I strongly encourage you to discuss your planning needs with Douglas Halladay, if you want a powerful strategic plan for your school.

Leo Corriveau, PH.D., Superintendent of Schools, Mascenic Regional School District, New Hampshire

The Board appreciated your insights...

Thank you for delivering the recent board governance workshop and school evaluation for ISU. The Board appreciated your insights based on experience at other schools, and was impressed by how quickly you came to grips with our particular situation. I have no doubt this was helped by the online surveys and other preparation you did in advance of the workshop. Your ability to build trust with all the stakeholders in our school -- from administration and staff, to parents and board members - was essential in teasing out the constraints and opportunities we face going forward. The workshop for Trustees not only gave us a sense for how to improve our Board's efficacy, it also demonstrated the importance of investing in an inclusive strategic planning exercise to better define our school's mission and goals, and set out systems for achieving these. Once again, thank you for your professionalism and delivering an excellent product to our school.


Shane Rosenthal, Chairman, International School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

He has been in our shoes and brings that experience to bear...

We have been working with Doug Halladay and Halladay Education Group on our Strategic Plan and our Action Plan. Doug also provided training to our board l.  He has been wonderful to work with. He also does consulting work on fund raising and development work. Without exception I have found that Doug grasps the direction needed and provides the needed guidance, training, and humor to get the job done. He doesn’t just tell you what to do. He gets in and shows you what to do. He writes and presents well. His materials are always high quality and professional. He has been in our shoes and brings that experience to bear on the issues presented. When we get to creating a fundraising and development plan his name will always show on my shortlist.

 

 

 
Greg Rayl, Director, North Jakarta International School, Indonesia