About Us

Our Mission

We are passionate about assisting private and independent schools become more accessible, affordable and inclusive; a place where students are fully engaged in their learning, create strong relationships with their teachers, and develop lasting friendships with their peers.


Our Team 

The ISPG associates cumulatively have over 100 years of experience in consulting with schools. We are consultants in strategic systems and tactical applications specifically designed for private school sustainability.

Reed Sumida

Reed Sumida has provided his operational and management expertise since 1991 to university preparatory, secular, vocational/career, Montessori, Waldorf, fine arts, gender specific, gifted and talented, early childhood, Sudbury Valley, special needs,and varied faith-based independent schools with student enrollments of 35 to 1200 he has provided numerous and diversified services to over 160 Boards including being lead counsel for capital campaigns that have raised over $60,000,000 for various schools' projects.
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David Brooks

David Brooks has over 35 years of experience in administration of private/independent schools in North America and Switzerland as well as in the public school system. He is also a member of inspection and evaluation teams for various governmental and jurisdictional agencies including the International Baccalaureate Organization assessing schools in North America, Switzerland, Croatia, Ghana and Kazakhstan.
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Dawn Kloster 

Dawn is a highly skilled development and advancement professional, with twelve years of experience in creating a culture of giving in not-for-profit organizations. Her extensive work includes the cultivation and stewardship of individual and corporate donors, securing legacy and planned gifts and building relationships with foundations, companies and people that connect these constituents with the heart of an organization.  Over the last few years, Dawn has worked with school presidents and heads of schools on all areas of advancement including major gift and capital campaigns that raised millions of dollars for private schools.
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Patricia Hamamoto

Pat is an experienced educator and administrator having worked in the public system as a teacher, principal and state superintendent of education. Her tenure as the principal of a 160 year old college preparatory private school has provided her with a 360 degree view of education in America. As superintendent Pat oversaw an annual operating budget of over $2.4 billion dollars - the nation's tenth largest public school system.
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David Penaluna

David has spent most of his career leading IB schools, with both boarding and day school facilities. With over 26 years as  Head of School and principal of both a junior and middle school, David has the full breadth of experience in private education at the highest levels.
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Avi Greene

Avi Greene has over 20 years of administrative and teaching experience in faith-based, independent schools across the United States. He has lead school accreditation for multiple accrediting agencies and been part of founding new schools.
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Curt Dommeyer

Dr. Curt Dommeyer , MBA, Ph.D., is a professor of marketing at California State University at Northridge, specializing in survey design, sample design, data collection procedures, and data analysis. Dr. Dommeyer provides invaluable insight into school stakeholder surveys that enables the ISPG team to be more directed and efficient when providing primary services to a school community.
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Peter Dandyk

Peter Dandyk is an experienced architect and has been the project coordinator for numerous independent schools' large and small building projects. His understanding of budget issues and access to capital has produced sensational facilities on time and on budget.
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