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Center for Urban Educational Services

Is your school and/or district seeing an increase in urban populations? Are the old ways of doing things no longer getting the results you want? We can help. We can assist you in efficiently aligning resources to face the challenges of urban education. The work can seem daunting, and it requires all involved in the process to be aligned to a common mission and vision.

We understand the barriers present in an urban educational setting, and we have solutions to encourage, support, and inspire meaningful school improvement. We have experience in this field, and our experience as implementation experts can help you accelerate student achievement.

Paul Smith
Director CUES
513.674.4214
paul.smith@hcesc.org

School Improvement Services

School Improvement Coaching/Consulting

We have coaches and consultants who work in schools and classrooms on a part-time or full-time embedded basis. That means they work side-by-side with teachers and administrators, offering resources, co-planning and co-teaching, feedback, or whatever meets a school’s particular needs. Our coaches work with content-area teachers on curriculum and instruction. We help implement school-wide initiatives, from literacy across the curriculum to positive behavior intervention programs, and more.

Federal Programs Consulting

Federal Title services can be challenging to manage fiscally. We can help. We consult with districts to create Title budgets and expenditure reports.

Understanding Poverty

Our consultants facilitate discussion on the unique aspects of overcoming the barriers of poverty.

Collaborating to Achieve Student Excellence (CASE)

CASE is a system we’ve developed for partnering with you to solve your challenges. When we first meet to start a CASE-file, we look at six key areas:

  • Data Collection & Review
  • Implementation Plan
  • Knowledge Base
  • Accountability
  • Support
  • Evaluation

Grant Writing Services

Do you need assistance in capturing your ideas in seeking out federal grants? We have a team of consultants who can work with you to seek out and write grants.

Positive School Culture Services

Creating a healthy culture within your district, schools or teams is vital to a positive learning environment. Our team can work with you to conduct cultural audits and design a plan to move from a toxic culture to a healthy culture.

Career Tech Coach and Consultation

Our consultants can assist schools who are implementing career technology courses within their offerings. We provide guidance in using federal funds efficiently. and offer one-to-one embedded coaching.


“Your CUES consultant is extremely knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful. She wants students to succeed and teachers to grow.”

Amber Simpson, Principal, Pleasant Ridge Montessori, Cincinnati Public Schools

Social and Emotional Design and Coaching

Our consultants can create a curriculum that can be integrated into your school day or week. Our team can provide one to one coaching to provide effective SEL content and instruction.


Paul Smith talks about the work of the Center for Urban Educational Services.

ELL/ESL Services

We have resources designed to meet the needs of schools facing the unique challenges that come with ELL / ESL services.

ESL and EL Services / Title III Consortium

SIOP Virtual or Face to Face Coaching

  • Consulting for program development for Title III
  • Audit services for Title III
  • Supply of part-time or full time certified ESL itinerant teachers
  • Native Language Supports (paraprofessional service)
  • Professional development for instruction, administration cultural diversity, and compliance
  • Individual case assessments
  • Language vs learning disabilities training
  • In-District Coaching for teachers regarding ELLs
  • Resource library for ESL instruction
  • Regional Consortium for Administrators
  • Preschool ELL program development
  • Foreign Language Support Services
  • Refugee School Impact Grant Support
  • ESL interpretive services
  • ESL Parent Involvement

“CUES ELL consultants have provided superb support services for our English Language Learners. Our staff has been able to apply these Instructional strategies to promote the growth of all of our students. Additionally, the CUES consultants have helped our district in addressing concerns around students acquiring English as a second language.”

Kevin Wright, Director of Student Services, Madeira City Schools

Our Team

Our CUES consultants specialize in partnering with urban educators and schools to solve their challenges. Our consultants can help with any aspect of school Improvement. We want you to be encouraged, supported, and ready to learn from the experiences we have had. We are here to solve your challenges and to simplify your life.

Anne Allen

Chris Anderson

Sandy Bauman

Suzi Bubash

John Coburn

Sharon Cooley

Duane Crowe

Dora Daniels

Mona Desai

Maria Diaz

Jennifer Flannigan

Diane Gregory

Jason Haap

Kelly Herges

Aryn Johnson

Gale Jorgenson

Gregory Lynch

Jessica Magee

Kate Meier

Heidi Messbarger

Tammy Metcalf

Deb Pendley

Kelli Perrin

Richard Pridemore

Stephanie Rabbitt-Schappacher

Connie Reyes-Rau

Natasha Rivers

Christy Roy

Emily Schwegman

Elizabeth Sewell

Leslie Schicht

Paul Smith

Jaclyn Wolff

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