What participants say:

  • "Excellent knowledge and the ability to articulate the information."
  • "... of using powerful questions to continually keep us moving in the right direction."
  • "Excellent strategies provided throughout the day"
  • "Great combo you two: Dave with all the great words, Cheryl with the fun hands-on activities. Great mix of learning, thinking, reflection and challenging activities."
  • Your background and experience, along with your passion, build extreme credibility."
  • I miss your in-depth, penetrating questions that make my brow furl... e.g. "I know you can't, but if you could...."


“Dr. David Sever helped Franklin Community Schools move from 'Good to Great'. His knowledge, passion, and focus anchored two outstanding retreat days in our district. Day one was focused on getting our School Board to declare the major areas of focus (their passions) for our district. Day two was used to guide the K -12 administrative team, teachers, and key stakeholders into building the scaffolding need to grow our passions. He intertwined stories, books, movies, and activities to facilitate both days. The days were fun, engaging, and provided our district with outstanding professional development. Our district took definite strides towards becoming a ‘great’ district because of Dr. Sever’s work, and the beneficiaries of these two days will be our students.”  

- Dr. David Clendening, Superintendent

Franklin Community School Corporation

Thanks so much for another great job working with our staff. The day was a very effective and productive one and all of the feedback I received was very positive. I hope we get to work together real soon and have a great summer.

- Ronnie Newton

Alma School District, Alma, AR

"Dave is motivated to help groups succeed and gets his reward from their success. Any organization that is seeking a leader of integrity, strong work ethic, and a broad, deep understanding of learning would benefit from Dave's contributions."

- John Cronin,Ph.D.

Director, The Kingsbury Center at NWEA

"Dave Sever is a man of integrity, intelligence, creativity, focus and patience. He is a hard worker who does what it takes to get the job done whether that means supporting his team or rolling up his own sleeves to meet a customer’s needs. He is customer-focused..."   

- Jan LaRocca

Director of Partner Support Services

Northwest Evaluation Association

“David has a deep understanding of the needs of educators to embrace and utilize information to drive continuous improvement. He brings a passion to his work and a willingness to listen. His professional development experience and knowledge enables him to provide high quality conversations foundational to school improvement processes and ultimately improved student growth. He is articulate, engaging and accommodating. He is dedicated to serving the needs of students through strategic planning and consultation.”- 

- Janet WheelerPartner Relations RepresentativeNorthwest Evaluation Association 

"David knows how to effectively manage people and projects. He provided clear and measurable objectives to meet deadlines. He has a very personable communication style and is an effective leader. I would highly recommend David.”

- Vicki L. Wise

Educational Consultant

“As an enthusiastic, positive, and creative change agent, Dr. Sever has greatly increased parent involvement in our school district....Dave really cares about children and always does what is best for students.”

 - James M. Halik, Superintendent

Southern Hancock Community Schools

“Dave Sever is perfectly qualified to deliver thoughtful and focused assistance as a consultant in the areas he has identified. I found Dr. Sever to be an energetic, caring educator whose years of experience helped frame and inform our conversations and deliberations over the challenges of assessment, curriculum, instruction and leadership in today's elementary and secondary schools. I can recommend him without reservation.”

- Eric Newton

Professional Development Coach/Facilitator

“David Sever is an outstanding example of an education professional. He has committed his life to the improvement of education for children. To that end, he has worked at Northwest Evaluation Association for many years as the Professional Development Manager, providing quality professional learning experiences for teachers and school administrators. He has mentored professional development facilitators and has helped many to improve and focus on the needs of partners. I believe David will continue to provide excellent, partner-support and consulting ... David's knowledge and background in school administration and professional development make him uniquely qualified to work with schools and districts toward the goal of improving student learning and achievement.”

- Dan Henderson

Regional Sales Manager at Curriculum Associates

" A leader beats goals, improves processes, initiates actions, sets standards, gets the most out of others. Dave exemplifies a leader in the truest sense of the word. His ability to build and sustain an atmosphere of trust and openness, creative cooperation to reach new levels of performance and maintaining long term relationships are an example of his many strengths.”

- Sue Munson

Marketing Event Manager

Northwest Evaluation Association

“Dave always focuses on best outcomes for the goals of his team and his enterprise. He is comfortable in uncertainty and will readily create a forum to dialogue for understanding in order to achieve shared objectives. His facilitation skills are excellent and his personal commitment and professional integrity are of the highest caliber.”

- Sharon Fritz

Professional Development Coordinator

Northwest Evaluation Association