New Leader Announcement
MGT Consulting Group, a recognized and trusted leader in high-value public sector consulting welcomes Dr. S. Dallas Dance as a Senior Vice President of K-12 Consulting. As a transformational public education leader with over 15 years of experience as a Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent in large, complex districts, Dr. Dance is well positioned to create strategic value for MGT’s extensive portfolio of education clients.
Dr. Dance is a visionary leader in education who most recently served as the Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland, a district serving over 112,000 students, families and staff. In his Baltimore County role, Dr. Dance drove the district’s focus on producing globally competitive graduates. Through his leadership and a strategic plan focused on academics, safety, communication, and organizational effectiveness, but driven by a bold theory of action, the bar was raised while achievement gaps closed for all students. His focus on system-wide equity was paramount.
“Leadership comes with the responsibility of positively impacting our society. Our communities will be better because of our strategic efforts to deliver a competitive and equitable educational experience for all students,” Dallas Dance said. “I am proud to join the results-driven, high-performing leaders at MGT Consulting Group in providing dynamic and creative solutions to our clients.”
Dr. Dance will not only serve as Senior Vice President of K-12 Consulting for MGT Consulting, where he will support education clients by providing management and operational consulting services, but will also serve as a senior leader of MGT sister-company, Strategos Group, a national provider of high-impact public affairs solutions, where he will provide insight and counsel to top players in K-12 education.
“Our purpose at MGT Consulting Group is to power the work of the public professional in order to advance the lives of the citizens they serve”, said A. Trey Traviesa, MGT Consulting Group Chairman and CEO. “Dallas Dance has been a consistently effective servant leader who advances the performance of the environments in which he leads. Throughout his career at the highest levels of district leadership, Dr. Dance combined experience, innovation, and courage to effect transformational change, especially in the critically important areas of equity and technology. His turnaround efforts in Baltimore County gained him well-deserved national recognition for the success he and his team achieved. We are excited to welcome him to our family of leaders at MGT Consulting and Strategos Group, where we are confident his expertise and energy will drive significant client value, innovation and business growth.”
Dr. S. Dallas Dance Bio
Internationally renowned educator and speaker Dr. S. Dallas Dance envisions and leads change that creates opportunities for all young people—especially students of color and those living in poverty—to thrive as critical thinkers, thoughtful leaders, and lifelong learners. His calling is motivating teams of all sizes to develop young minds, and working with leaders and organizations to build capacity to do greater work for all of the individuals within their community.
Numerous national awards and board appointments—from the White House, Microsoft, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), to mention a few—recognize his impact on organizational culture, rigorous instruction, vibrant leadership pathways, leveraging technology, and dynamic community engagement. His forthcoming book, Deliberate Excellence: 3 Fundamental Strategies that Drive Educational Leadership, will inspire leaders from all backgrounds and levels to anchor and sustain organizational shift and student improvement through leading for equity, leading the change, and leading through communication.
Prior to joining MGT Consulting Group, Dr. Dance served as the Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland with over 112,000 students, 173 schools, and over 21,000 employees. As leader of the nation’s 25th largest school system, Dr. Dance pioneered equity-centered shifts in teaching and learning to close the minority student graduation achievement gap, while increasing diploma rates overall.
In addition to his experience as Superintendent, Dr. Dance served as one of three chief school officers responsible for the administration of nearly 300 schools in the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school system in the nation. Before his tenure in Houston, Dr. Dance served in executive leadership positions in Virginia that leveraged his expertise in curriculum, instruction, assessment, school improvement, and strategic planning.
Dr. Dance earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. His bachelor’s degree in English is from Virginia Union University.
Dr. Dance enjoys traveling, music, reading and all sports, especially golf. He is the proud father of one son, Myles Dallas Dance.
About MGT Consulting
MGT Consulting was established in Florida in 1974, and has enjoyed a long and distinguished history. The MGT team consists of highly experienced public sector professionals who understand the solutions to the challenges faced by public sector leaders across America.
The firm operates from regional offices across the country and has conducted business in all 50 states as well as several foreign countries in over 8,500 client engagements. MGT has grown into a national consulting leader – focusing on PreK-20 Education and Workforce, Municipal Financial Services and Disparity and Equity Services – that truly understands how to impact the environments in which public sector organizations plan, organize, execute and operate.
MGT Consulting provides high-quality, high-value consulting solutions that power the work of the public professional in order to advance the lives of the citizens they serve. The professionals at MGT work skillfully, efficiently, and objectively to create solutions that advance each client’s purpose and provide a meaningful return on investment for clients and their stakeholders. MGT is a recognized brand that leverages its vast body of work, and the unique capability and character of its people, to grow as a focused, competitive, and trusted public sector consulting leader with compelling and consistent financial results. http://mgtconsulting.wpengine.com
About Strategos Group
Strategos Group, a high-value, multi-state public affairs consulting firm, provides strategic counsel to top-level executives to achieve high-impact public results. The firm’s three service offerings: Government Advocacy, Business Transaction Advisory, and Public Opinion Architecture, meet a wide variety of dynamic client needs. With profound knowledge and experience in the legislative and regulatory processes, strategic relationships, business expertise, and political and policy insight, the Strategos team is equipped to achieve high-impact public sector outcomes for its clients.
Strategos’ ability to impact client objectives through strategic communications is a key aspect of the firm’s unique proposition. Through experience and strength in public advocacy campaigns, community outreach and engagement, crisis and reputation management, digital strategy and implementation, government affairs, media relations, and business transactions, Strategos clients have broad access to powerful platforms and channels to meet their needs. In addition, Strategos is a trusted advisor, accountable partner and growth driver for its clients in the areas of public procurement, business-to-business development, public-private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and private equity. www.strategosgroup.com