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Past Services and Clients

Services to our clients have included:

  • A policy study for the Santa Fe Public Schools to assess community school partnerships and the policies and practices that would increase effective partnering between school and community.
  • Development of a career pathway for education for minority youth in New Mexico beginning with 9kth graders (Public Education Department-New Mexico)
  • Building Capacity in Schools (England)
  • Building Capacity in Schools (Australia), with special focus on a comprehensive School and Community Learning Model
  • International Study Tours scheduled for groups from Australia and Britain to study school and communities working together to transform children’s lives.
  • Supporting and developing Community Collaboration Processes for New Mexico Charter Schools
  • Consulting with Specialists Schools and Academies Trust in England to develop the concept and practice of the “outward facing school”.
  • Training and consulting with the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne, Australia to train principals in working better together with the community.
  • Developing a new leadership program for the National College of School Leadership in England to assist leaders of school, of children’s centers and of Children’s Services to build a new children’s workforce.
  • Collaborating with the Santa Fe Partnership for Schools and Communities to develop community led educational opportunities focusing on the development of Partnership Schools.


Past clients have included:

Catholic Education Office of Melbourne, Australia
Worked with CRL to present 2nd year principals a Better Together Conference, partnered with CRL to develop a Learning Journey on Family School and Community Partnerships held each September the past 5 years, hired Dr. Otero to serve as consultant with Family School Partnership Project, and collaborated in design and implementation of International Conference in June 2010 titled Look Out, Partnerships for Learning.

New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)
Pecos Independent School District
Assisted District to send 22 parents, students, and educators to Australia to participate in RACV Energy Breakthrough in November 2010

Albuquerque Public Schools
City of Albuquerque
Contracted to research and develop a Community Schools plan

South Australia Department for Education and Child Development
Dr. Otero and Susan Chambers-Otero served as senior consultants to Learning to Learn project from 2000 to 2010
Worked with Department to design and implement first International Middle Years Conference

South Australian Centre for Leaders in Education (SACLE)

Berwick Secondary College, Melbourne, Australia

Learning Edge Leadership Strategy (LELS) of the South Australian Department of Education and Children Services (DECS)

Community Leadership Program of the National College for School Leadership, England (NCSL)

Nobel Park Primary School, Melbourne, Australia

Australian Principals Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Produced an article on Relational Learning and School Improvement

Victorian Schools Innovation Commission, Melbourne, Australia
Developed a Relational Learning network of schools and a relational leadership program

United Way of Santa Fe
Consulted in development and funding of a Community Schools Initiative

Santa Fe Public Schools
Designed and conducted community conversations on drop out issue, trained new Student Advisory Officers, conducted Better Together Conferences, researched Parent and Community Involvement strategies and attitudes

Education Department, Victoria, Australia
ContinYou, Coventry, England

Presented Keynote in 2006, wrote article for newsletter
Centre for Creative Communities, London, England

U.S. West Communications, Denver, Colorado

Regional Association of Grant Makers, USA

Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility, Washington, D.C.
Conducted evaluation study of involvement of Hispanics in Corporate America

Southwest Airlines
Presented workshop on positive relationships

Jefferson County Public Schools, Lakewood, Colorado
Consulted on Multicultural Programs

National Center for Community Education, Flint, Michigan

The American Forum for Global Education, New York, New York

Council on Foundations, USA

Grantmakers in the Arts, USA

National Community Education Association, Washington, D.C.

Youth Development Incorporated, Albuquerque, New Mexico

University of New Mexico Office of Community Learning

Incorporated Association of Registered Teachers of Victoria (IARTV), Australia

Learning to Learn, Statewide Professional Development Program, South Australia

University of New Mexico-Taos Branch

Laguna Pueblo Department of Education