Josh Thomases, Dean of Innovation, Bank Street College of Education


 "Liana Downey & Associates joined us in 2012 to help us accelerate NYC Department of Education's college and career ready agenda. Liana and her team dug in with our Office of Academics around the challenge we were seeing across the city. They met with many members of our office, and quickly became versed in the work and our approach to managing this critical agenda in the nations largest school system. Liana was able to organize and clarify our team's strategy, and excelled at using it to build collaboration across the 5 major teams. Additionally, she provided excellent training on operationalizing our strategy both internally and across the Department. The planning Liana did with us has served as guiding principles for our work, and played a critical role in helping the city's college readiness rates continue to climb"