Overview

Ask 2000+ Heads of Schools, CEO’s, HR directors, and Deans, “How did you handle that crisis?”  They would tell you how COS helped – on discipline, policies, employee issues, parents and more. We are subject-matter experts with decades of lived practical application. We stay current by staying in the trenches every day with our clients.  We work onsite with hundreds annually—we stay on the pulse of problems and best practice solutions.

We will not tell you what you want to hear, or what your Board wants to hear, or what your parents want to hear. We tell you what you must hear. We are outsiders with objectivity, not agendas.  We do not sell products; we provide options and recommendations.

We ask the questions you miss. We analyze your situation, and then give you the data and options to make your best choices.

Areas of Expertise

  • Athletic Programs
  • Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Harassment
  • Campus and School Safety
  • Character & Wellness Program Development
  • Crisis Response and Management
  • Employee Practices, Contracts, & Training
  • Handbooks, Policies, Procedures
  • Inclusivity & Diversity
  • Sexual Misconduct and Harassment
  • Substance Use
  • Technology & IT Audits

Meet Our Consultants

Katie Koestner, National Student Safety Expert

Deke Mathieu, General Counsel, Trinity College, CT

Dr. Sandra Miles, Vice President for Student Services, Flagler College, FL
George Frazier, Director of Information Systems, Lower Merion School District, PA
Marissa Silveri, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

“I offer our unqualified and enthusiastic support for COS and Katie’s work. We have engaged Katie’s team for faculty training, for targeted class training, and for all school training/conversation. Katie has worked with us to tailor her team’s presentations to our specific needs and to dovetail with our community life and human development programs. We have benefited from Katie’s and her teams’ on-going presence at the front edge of national conversations. Working with Katie and COS has made our school better and our work in this incredibly challenging area easier.”

Head of School

Middlesex School, MA

Could you use our help? Try these questions.

1. You should have an outside entity audit and review the practices of your IT Department…

a. Annually
b. Every 2 years
c. Every 4 years
d. When they tell you they need an audit

2. Your campus is 100 feet above the 100-year flood line:

a. You do not need flood insurance
b. You do need flood insurance
c. You need a deeper well

3. Your indoor swimming pool is located in the same building as your Fitness Center:

a. You do not need the door to the pool locked at all times
b. You do need the door to the pool locked at all times
c. Everyone who uses the Fitness Center must pass a swim test