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We offer a highly effective set of services and tools to help organizations manage growth and change. We have over 25 years of experience with a strong and diverse portfolio in management and development expertise within the education sector, offering a comprehensive and distinctive services for organizational improvement. We work with non- and for-profits, CEO's, Boards, Investors, and Corporations to determine which services will best meet your needs to improve your organization's effectiveness and operational efficiency, and the achievement of your vision and goals.
Listed below is a short list of our recent projects
Study and Business Plan for New Private School Development
STUDY AND BUSINESS PLAN FOR A NEW PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – LUANDA,
ANGOLA: HEG was retained to complete a full Market Study and Business Plan for
a new For-Profit International Private PreK-12 School in Angola.
STUDY AND BUSINESS PLAN FOR A NEW PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - TEXAS:
HEG was retained to complete a full Market Study and Business Plan for a new
Non-Profit International Private High School in Dallas, Texas.
PLAN FOR A CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL –SAUDI ARABIA: HEG was retained to
support the development of a business plan for submission to an investment
group to start a new private for-profit PreK-12 Canadian
international IB school in Saudi Arabia.
STUDY & BUSINESS PLAN FOR A US INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - GCC REGION: HEG was
approached to implement a Feasibility Study and Business Plan for a proposed US
International Accredited School in Egypt.
STUDY & DEVELOPMENT OF K-12 PRIVATE SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR THE NEW PLANNED CITY
- MASDAR IN ABU DHABI, UAE: HEG was retained to advise on the development of a
K-12 private school system and stand-alone private school for the new planned
city of Masdar in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
PLAN FOR A BRITISH COLUMBIA CERTIFIED OFFSHORE SCHOOL – AL AIN, UAE: HEG was
retained to develop a detailed start-up and operational business plan for a new
K-12 BC-certified offshore school in Al Ain, UAE.
STUDY ON SMALL SCHOOL ISSUES IN SAUDI ARABIA –SAUDI ARABIA: HEG was retained by
a major consulting firm in KSA to complete a research comparative study on
small school issues to Saudi Arabia.
PLAN FOR A PRIVATE RELIGIOUS HIGH SCHOOL – FLORIDA: HEG has been retained to
implement a Business Plan for a new all-boys Grade 9-12 Independent Orthodox
High School in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
STUDY & BUSINESS PLAN FOR A PRIVATE TRIBAL SCHOOL – ALABAMA, USA: HEG has
been retained to implement a Feasibility Study and Business Plan for a new
co-ed PreK-12 Tribal Private School in Atmore, Alabama, USA.
STUDY & BUSINESS PLAN - MAUI HAWAII, USA: HEG was commissioned to implement
a Feasibility Study and Business Plan for a new University Preparatory High
School in Maui, Hawaii. HEG will also support starting the school.
STUDY AND BUSINESS PLAN FOR A NEW INDEPENDENT GRADES 9-12 PREP SCHOOL –
TORONTO, CANADA: HEG was retained to complete a full phone Feasibility Study
and Business Plan for a new Grades 9-12 University Preparatory
Private School formation project in Toronto, Ontario.
PLAN DEVELOPMENT- ONTARIO, CANADA: HEG was commissioned to develop a
comprehensive business plan for a new University Preparatory Day-Boarding
Multi-Sport Elite High School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
PLAN FOR A BRITISH COLUMBIA CERTIFIED SPORTS ACADEMY - VANCOUVER, BC: HEG
completed a detailed start-up and operational business plan for a new K-12
BC-certified sports academy in Vancouver, BC.
STUDY AND BUSINESS PLAN FOR A NEW PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL PREK-9 IB SCHOOL -
MALAYSIA: HEG was retained to complete a full Market Study and Business Plan
for a new PreK-9 International Private IB School formation project in
STUDY FOR A BRITISH COLUMBIA CERTIFIED OFFSHORE SCHOOL - BEIJING, CHINA: HEG
was retained to oversee starting a K-12 BC-certified offshore school in
PLAN FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – SINGAPORE: HEG was retained to support the
development of a business plan for submission to the government of Singapore to
start a new private for-profit K-12 international IB school.
STUDY AND BUSINESS PLAN FOR A NEW PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL K-12 IB SCHOOL
FORMATION PROJECT - PANAMA: HEG was retained to complete a full feasibility
study and business plan for a new K-12 International Private IB
School formation project in Panama City, Panama.
A CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – UAE: HEG is being retained to lead the
formation of a new Private For-Profit PreK-12 Canadian International School in
Al Ain, UAE.
UP A CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL –SAUDI ARABIA: HEG was retained to lead the
formation of a new Private For-Profit PreK-12 Canadian International School
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
THE FIRST NEW PRIVATE K-12 INTERNATIONAL IB SCHOOL FOR DOMESTIC KOREANS -
SONGDO, KOREA: HEG was retained to open the first private international K-12
School for Korean domestic and international students in a new $35 billion
planned city of Songdo in Korea called Songdo International School.
SCHOOL FORMATION GUIDANCE FOR NEW INDEPENDENT ALTERNATE HIGH SCHOOL -
WASHINGTON, DC: HEG was retained to advise on the formation of a
new private alternate education High School in Washington, DC.
PROPERTY LEASE FOR NEW SCHOOL - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: A K-12 private
school in California retained HEG to negotiate the lease for a new Private
School Preparatory Chinese Mandarin Immersion School in San Francisco, California.
FORMATION STUDY - TEXAS, USA: HEG was retained to review starting a PreK-12
Adventist School Preparatory School in Texas.
FORMATION - BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: HEG was retained to support starting of a
new Independent Catholic Preparatory High School in Richmond, BC.
A VOCATIONAL & TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE - SURREY, CANADA: A group wanting to
start a Post-Secondary Technical and Vocational in BC has retained HEG to
oversee the complete formation of their institute from the ground up in Surrey,
MANAGEMENT - MINISTRY OF EDUCATION - SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE - BRITISH COLUMBIA,
CANADA: HEG was retained to provide project oversight for the development of a
proposed School of The Future project in British Columbia, Canada.
- US Projects
Island Pacific Academy:
IPA is a secular, co-educational, independent school offering programs
from PreK-12, where it started with Grades PreK-8 with one grade added
each year up to Grade 12. One of our associates was engaged by the
Estate of James Campbell to start the independent school in the new City
of Kapolei, Hawaii, in 1999. The consultant(s) oversaw major stages of
the school formation process as the managing firm. The school now has
over 700 students taught in a 65,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility
on three acres.
Sage Hill School:
SHS is a Grade 9-12, Coed college preparatory day school founded in
2000 on a 30-acre campus with academic buildings, library, gymnasium,
football/soccer field, baseball field, outdoor basketball and sand
volleyball court, and outdoor amphitheater. It has an enrollment of 450
students. It is accredited by WASC, NAIS, CASE, and CAIS.
Fisher Island Day School:
FIDS is a Grade Prek-5 Private coed, non-denominational, university
prep school. Students are exposed to languages (Spanish and Mandarin
Chinese) technology, strong academics, and inculcation of strong
- Canadian Projects
West Point Grey Academy
: WPGA is an independent, Prek-12, university preparatory,
co-educational school started by one of our associates and a group of
dedicated professionals in 1996. It opened it doors to +300 students
enrolled in PreK-Grade 8. Bill Wan was the founding Director and Doug
Halladay was the founding Senior School Director and Deputy Head. The
school is now ranked #1 academically in the province of British
Aspengrove School is the first and only Prek-12 independent,
non-denominational, co-educational, university preparatory school
located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. One of our associates was
engaged by a group of founding parents in 2002, and advised on the
formation of the school over a 12 month span, from the ground up.
Stratford Hall School: Stratford Hall is a K-12 ICo-Ed IB preparatory private urban school based in Vancouver, BC. One of our associates was engaged by a group of founding parents, and advised on the formation of the school.
- International School Projects
Dalian Maple Leaf International High School:
Students are registered as BC students and write the same Grade 10, 11,
and 12 BC examinations as resident students in BC and graduate with the
same BC Ministry of Education transcripts and graduation (Dogwood)
diploma as resident students in BC. English program taught by BC
certified teachers. Inspected annually on-site and certified by BC
Ministry of Education. Over 2,300 students are currently enrolled.
British Columbia Canadian International School of Cairo:
It offers a British Columbia program from PreK - Gr.12. All subjects
are taught in English and all the academic staff must be BC College of
Teachers certified. The school is certified by The BC Ministry of
Education and is inspected annually.
International School Songdo / Chadwick International School:
ISS/CIS will open in 2010 and will be Korea’s first international K-12
private school for Korean citizens and international students. ISS is
located in the new international free economic zone city of Songdo,
Korea. The school is located on 24 acres in a new state-of-the-art
500,000 sq. ft facility and provides a co-ed- college preparatory IB
program supporting 21st century learning.
The Sheffield Private School: Founded
in 2004, providing high quality schooling for expatriate and local families who
want a British style of education for their children. Following the National
Curriculum for England it offers Nursery to Year 11 education, and will to expand
each year to offer IGCSE and A level subjects.
The Royal Dubai School: Opened in 2005, RDS offers a high
quality education from Foundation Stage to Year 6. It is the only school
area to offer the National Curriculum for England, taught by British
teachers, and provides the best of British
Education to the diverse international community in Dubai.
Wellington International School: Opened 2005, WIS is a PreK-12
private school based in the Al Sufouh area of Dubai, offering the
Curriculum of England with plans to offer the International
Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13 from September 2009 onwards.
The World Academy: TWA - King Abdullah Economic
City is a premium Pre-K to Grade 8 international schools, providing a
quality education, and intends to offer a special curriculum based from
and International Standards. The school features iconic architecture
Qatar Leadership Academy:
in 2005 in Doha, Qatar, QLA is a boarding school for boys in Grades 6 to 12, which is an IB
World School authorized to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate
Diploma Program further enhanced by heritage and leadership programs.
Rashid School For Boys:
Opened in 1986 under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh
Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United
Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the school is dedicated to the highest
standards of excellence in the academic and social development. Most lessons
are taught in English and the curriculum is developed from the UK National
Curriculum. The school gives great importance to the teaching of Arabic
language and Islamic Studies, and follows the Ministry of Education courses. Grades
10 and 11 lead to United Kingdom General Certificate of Secondary Education
examinations (GCSE). In Grades 12 and 13.
International School in Nacka:
is a Private K-12 private non-profit co-ed school of 400 students with 68
full-time staff. The school offers both the Swedish national curriculum and
International Baccalaureate program in English and Swedish.
Vishwashanti Gurukul World School:
Mahahashtra institute of Technology, VGWS is a Grade PreK-12
world-class school, recognized as an IB world School' authorized by the
International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
and registered as a Cambridge International Centre by the University of
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
Metropolitan School of Panama:
School of Panama will be an internationally accredited private school for
students from Preschool to 12th Grade, opening at the end of August 2011, in
the City of Knowledge, located in Clayton, Panama City. Multinational, with
small class sizes, aiming towards an International Baccalaureate Program, it
will offer a balanced University preparatory program integrating the very best
of US and Panamanian curriculum allowing mastery of English, Spanish and a
- Post Secondary Projects
Stenberg College was acquired in 2002 by a joint venture company that
owns CATO. It offers post secondary diploma programs in the area of
nursing and allied health care.
Center For Arts And Technology:
CATO is the industry leader and a respected digital arts school, with
campuses in Kelowna, B.C., and Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Fredericton,
New Brunswick. It was formed by one of our associates in a joint venture
with the Center for Digital Imaging and Sound (CDIS), a leading
Vancouver film school. CDIS was subsequently acquired by the Art
Institute of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (now know as the Art Institute of
Pacific Institute of Trades and Technology: We're presently
working with a group of investors to start a new trades and technology
institute in Surrey, British Columbia, using the Red Seal Programs of
Industry Trading Authority and accreditation through PCTIA
American National College:
Offers Sri Lankan students affordable alternative to spending 4 or more
years overseas pursuing higher education. Students obtain 1-2 years of
credits toward Associates or Bachelor Degrees at ANC. All courses are
100% transferable to partner Universities in the USA, offering US
University courses taught by US professors, US textbooks, and course
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K-12 EDUCATION STRATEGIC PLAN – SAUDI ARABIA: HEG’s Principal Consultant,
Douglas Halladay was retained by AED to lead the development of the national
K-12 education strategic plan for Saudi Arabia with Tatweer ‑ King Abdullah bin
Abdul-Aziz Public Education Development Project.
STRATEGIC PLAN - DELTA, BC: HEG was retained to develop the strategic plan for
a K-7 Catholic Private Non-Profit School in Delta (Ladner), British Columbia.
STRATEGIC PLAN - PITT MEADOWS, BC: HEG was retained to develop the strategic
plan for a PreK-9 International Baccalaureate Private School in Vancouver,
STRATEGIC PLAN –MONGOLIA: HEG was retained to develop the strategic plan for
PreK-12 International Baccalaureate Non-Profit Private School in Ulaanbaatar,
A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR AN EXISTING & NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT - NEW
HAMPSHIRE, USA: HEG was retained to develop a strategic plan for an existing
public school district and a new school district in New Hampshire, USA.
FORMATION STRATEGIC PLAN - CONNECTICUT, USA: HEG was retained by a
Post-Secondary For-Profit Allied Health School to advise on the formation of
their school in Connecticut.
STRATEGIC PLAN - TENNESSEE, USA: HEG was retained to develop the strategic plan
for an Adventist Senior Non-Profit Boarding School in Tennessee, USA.
STRATEGIC PLAN – DUNCAN, BC: HEG’s Principal Consultant, Douglas Halladay
developed the strategic plan for a Grades K-12, Private, Non-Profit
Day/Boarding Preparatory School in Duncan, British Columbia Canada.
STRATEGIC PLAN – VANCOUVER, BC: HEG’s Principal Consultant, Doug Halladay, as a
senior staff member, developed the strategic plan for a Grades PreK-12,
Private, Non-Profit Day Preparatory School in Vancouver, British Columbia
STRATEGIC PLAN – VANCOUVER, BC: HEG’s Principal Consultant, Douglas Halladay,
as a senior staff member, developed the strategic plan for a Grades K-12, Private,
Non-Profit Day Special Needs School in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.
FORMATION STRATEGIC PLAN – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: HEG was retained to develop
the strategic plan as part of the formation of PreK-9 Private For-Profit
International Baccalaureate School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
FORMATION STRATEGIC PLAN – PANAMA CITY, PANAMA: HEG was retained to develop the
strategic plan as part of the formation of PreK-12 Private For-Profit
International Baccalaureate School in Panama.
FORMATION STRATEGIC PLAN – DALLAS, TEXAS: HEG was retained to develop the
strategic plan as part of the formation of Private Non-Profit International
High School in Dallas, Texas.
FORMATION STRATEGIC PLAN – RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: HEG was retained to develop
the strategic plan as part of the formation of PreK-12 Private For-Profit
Canadian International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
FORMATION STRATEGIC PLAN – BOCA RATON: HEG was retained to develop the
strategic plan as part of the formation of Private Non-Profit Religious High
School in Boca Raton, Florida.
FORMATION STRATEGIC PLAN – ATMORE, ALABAMA: HEG was retained to develop the
strategic plan as part of the formation of PreK-12 Private Non-Profit Tribal
School in Atmore, Alabama.
FORMATION STRATEGIC PLAN – MAUI, HAWAII: HEG was retained to develop the
strategic plan as part of the formation of PreK-12 Private Non-Profit American
School in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
Evaluations and Accreditations
OF EMIRATES NATIONAL SCHOOLS – ABU DHABI, UAE: HEG evaluated and developed a
school improvement plan for Board of Directors of the Emirates National Schools
in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
SCHOOL EVALUATION AND BOARD GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP - ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA: HEG
was retained to complete school evaluation-assessment and full board
governance workshop for a K-12 international baccalaureate school in
OF A K-9 ISLAMIC SCHOOL - ONTARIO, CANADA: HEG evaluated and developed a school
improvement plan for a K-9 private Islamic School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- CALGARY, ALBERTA: HEG was retained to perform a school performance assessment
of a private K-7 Sikh School in Calgary, AB.
TEACHER CONTRACTS & STAFF POLICY HANDBOOK FOR A K-8 SIKH SCHOOL - ALBERTA,
CANADA: HEG reviewed and developed the Teacher Contract and Staff Policy
Handbook for a K-8 Private Sikh School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
INSTITUTIONAL ASSESSMENT - VANCOUVER, BC: HEG was retained to perform an
institutional assessment and financial projections related to the
acquisition-merger of a Private K-12 School in Vancouver, BC.
AND DESIGN OF PROVINCIAL ACCEDITATION – BRITISH COLUMBIA: HEG Principal
Consultant part of development and design team member for the K-12 public
school accreditation/evaluation framework for the Province of British Columbia,
EXPERIENCE – US, CANADA, EUROPE, AND MENA: HEG Principal Consultants were team
leaders of Accreditation Teams in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East
for Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and CIS-Council of
International Schools, IB Authorization and Reauthorization for the Primary
Year Program (PYP), Middle Year Program (MYP) and IB Programs. Working with the
Council of International Schools (formerly European Council of International
Schools) and led the accreditation and evaluation of public and international
schools in Brazil, Central America, the Middle East, the USA, and major public
school districts in British Columbia, Canada (rural/urban).
OFSTED: HEG Senior Associates OFSTED trained inspectors for +30 inspections
completed in Primary and Secondary Schools.
Lead for ICT on 10 Primary inspections.
ASSURANCE – MENA: HEG Senior Associates engaged in quality assurance activities
for private schools in Kuwait, Qatar and UAE.
of Academic Programming and Accreditation
and Team Leaders of the following Accreditation and Authorization organizations
committee and design team members for the K-12 public school
accreditation/evaluation framework for the Province of British Columbia,
Private and Public High School Accreditations and school-wide evaluations in
Canada and Offshore for successful Ministry Accreditations.
a Ministry Implementation projects on Accreditation follow-up as Senior
Educational leaders of large secondary schools in BC.
OFSTED trained inspector-over 30 inspections completed in Primary and Secondary
10 ICT Primary inspections.
Accreditation teams for Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
on other regional accrediting teams: New
England Council of Colleges and Schools; Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools; Western
Association of Colleges and Schools
of International Schools (formerly ECIS) served and led Accreditation teams in
Europe, the Middle East and Asia
Baccalaureate Organization: Led and served on Authorization teams in Canada,
US, Middle East, and Asia
School quality assurance visits to schools in UAE
and delivered professional development - curriculum and resource development,
integration of ICT, developing elearning materials - Ministry of Education
personnel and district representatives in Jordan
development and interpretation, instructional strategies, assessment tools and
practices - elementary teachers in Qatar
development – train-the-trainer – development and use of elearning materials,
e-learning libraries and repositories – Ministry of Education, National
Teachers College, Sri Lanka
and delivered professional development in science, math, instructional
strategies – Toronto area teachers - North York, Ontario
and developed professional development in science, math, instructional
strategies – Alberta teachers - Calgary
and surrounding areas in Alberta
and delivered professional development in ICT(computer science, computer
applications), e-learning, science, math, assessment, teaching strategies,
project-based learning – British Columbia
district-wide professional development system based on teachers as researchers
– Saanich, British Columbia
differentiation for special needs students (e.g., gifted and talented) –
teacher training and mentoring – Calgary Board of Education
of ICT across all subjects – Computer Using Educators of British Columbia
training – pre-service and in-service – instructional strategies – Canada
(Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia), United States (Washington, Idaho,
Oregon), Jordan, Qatar, Sri Lanka
- development of portal for teacher and student resources – Jordan and Sri
structure – Directorate of Digitization - Jordan
Management and Development
Reform for the Knowledge Economy (ERfKE), Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ministry
of Education – Over a three year period Senior Associate was contracted for
three 2-month terms to assist staff of the Directorate of Curriculum and
Textbooks in revising and resourcing the Grades 1 to 12 Mathematics curriculum as
part of Jordan’s educational reform
Framework Reviewer, State of Qatar – Senior Associate was contracted to review
Qatar’s newly developed Mathematics K – 12 and Calculus Competencies.
experience developing National Curricula, learning resources, policies,
implementation, and teacher training strategies, including development from
concept to roll-out of 14 K-12 National curricula ‑ a matchless accomplishment.
knowledge of K-to-12 educational trends and initiatives in Canadian, USA, IBO,
AP, ESL, Technology-Based Learning, and Special Education curriculum. Science
and Technology 11 Integrated Resource Package, BC Ministry of Education –
Senior Associate was contracted as writer/editor of this project to revise the
Provincially-based Implementation, Training, and In-service Program for Applied
designed, wrote, edited, and supervised the development of large-scale
Provincial curriculum projects, including Grades K-12 Technology Education,
Information Technology, Physical Education, Business Education, Home Economics,
Law, and Applied Skills
a one-of-a-kind Ministry Partnership Consortium that included K-12, Post-Secondary,
Industry, Labor, Business, and Publishers to develop national standards for
Resources 11 and 12 Integrated Resource Package, BC Ministry of Education –
Senior Associate was contracted as the writer/editor of this project to revise
three curriculum documents
10 to 12 Integrated Resource Package, BC Ministry of Education
Associate was Co-author and editor for the Canadian National Manual For
Cooperative Education Programs; reviewed the certification-qualification
frameworks for vocational and cooperative education programs
Integrated Resource Package (IRP) Framework Development Committee for the B.C.
Ministry of Education
and designed the format of the current K-to-12 B.C. Provincial Curriculum
Curriculum Projects in Applied Skills (Technology Education, Home Economic,
Business Education, P.E., and Information Technology)
with Provincial Specialist Associations and educational partners in the
development, adoption, and adaptation of Provincial curriculum and support
as member of the National Standards Committee for K-12 Technology Education
curriculum and initiated programs for Applied Technology, Design
Communications, and Animation for a self directed learning model school
for the Provincial Ministry of Education Curriculum Development Branch to
review, assess and revise Industrial/Technology, Home Economics, Business
Education and Physical Education
of standards (curriculum, achievement, performance – students and teachers –
Canada, United States, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia)
of science and math assessment tools – McGraw-Hill Ryerson Publishing
of standards – ICT Apprenticeship program - Canada
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