Hawthorne Education provides a range of consulting, professional development, and support services to the schools and districts that are leading educational innovation. Our services start with a thorough discovery process to help educators choose the right educational innovation to maximize learning outcomes for their student populations.  We have extensive experience with online, blended learning, project-based learning, and other technology-rich education models. Our goal is to help leaders build the capacity within their schools and districts to continue to enhance the innovation that we start during our collaboration period.

Our projects focus on building relationships with educators to enable change. We are not a “one and done” shop that does a presentation and leaves districts to figure out the rest. Instead, our approach is highly personalized. We take the time to learn about our individual clients and help identify, implement, and refine solutions that stick. Our projects fall into three categories, planning, implementing, and evaluation.

All of our projects are led or closely monitored by Stacy Hawthorne, but we rely on a network of experienced educators across the U.S. to add value and provide services in individual schools.

Stacy is an ardent proponent of student empowerment in the learning process. She has a clear understanding of the vital need for access to the curriculum for all students across a variety of traditional and emerging platforms. Stacy’s vision for educational reform and the seamless integration of technology is exceptional. I have been collaborating with Stacy on the design and development of professional learning environments for more than 5 years, and she continues to inspire me each time that we meet and interact. Stacy brings a phenomenal energy and dedication to the field of education while understanding the historical context of educational technology and best practices for implementation.


Dr. Jeremy Brueck, President, Brueck Educational Innovations

“Stacy Hawthorne’s energy and expertise translates to immediate excellence in every project she leads. Her passion for educational innovation, educational technology, and what’s best for kids mantra is second to none. She leverages her vast experiences and research to recommend systematic institutional changes and best practices. Stacy strives to empower those she works with while building authentic capacity in you along the way. Stacy’s work brings concrete added value to every organization and individual she encounters.”

Kip Pygman, Director of Digital Learning, eLo Consortium