Meet Our Team

Our expert team of consultants has extensive success partnering with Turnaround Schools in multiple states to increase student achievement. With diverse areas of expertise in Educational Leadership, School Culture, Instructional Coaching, and Systematic Assessment, our team customizes improvement plans and provides pivotal Professional Development to meet schools’ specific needs.


Johanna Mayra
Specializes in empowering educators to optimize their success. Creator of Collaborative Team Coaching®, she has implemented this professional development model to increase effective Tier 1 Instruction in over 50 Title 1 schools in Utah, Arizona and Hawaii since 2009. Johanna has taught in elementary and secondary settings, served as an instructional coach and district specialist for English Language Learners, supported multiple school turnarounds, and facilitated PD at the state and national level.
Kelland Davis

Specializes in differentiated instruction and technology-enhanced classrooms that increase effective teaching and learning. He focuses on strengthening student / teacher relationships and innovative curriculum design to maximize student outcomes and close the achievement gap. Kelland is an advocate of personalizing student learning by blending best practices of the past with technology tools of the future. Kelland believes in “roll up your sleeves” teaching that breaks the mold by focusing on meaningful learning experiences, purposeful intervention and enrichment protocols, and the development of a growth mindset in students and teachers alike.

Rachel Nance
Specializes in school turnaround and leadership, participating in Partnership for Leaders in Education with the Darden Business School at University of Virginia for four years. Rachel was recently the administrator of a highly impacted Title I middle school in Salt Lake District where she successfully implemented a School Improvement Grant, a PBIS program which became a state model, restorative justice discipline practices, and a teacher coaching model. Rachel has provided extensive PD and coaching with a focus on equity issues, English language development, and poverty.
Amanda Lincoln

Specializes in school turnaround and teacher leadership, participating as a K-2 lead teacher in Partnership for Leaders in Education with the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia for four years. Amanda contributed to successful turnaround initiatives while serving as a lead teacher at two schools on the Navajo reservation. She has provided PD and coaching for educators and administrators in multiple states. Amanda's focus is empowering educators to increase student learning in high poverty settings. Amanda has her early childhood endorsement and specializes in development of academic skills during these foundational years.

Maribel Luengo
Specializes in dual immersion programs and content instruction for ESL students. A native speaker of Spanish, she supports teachers in enabling students to reach their potential in any target language. Maribel started her career as a high school ESL teacher in low performing, highly impacted schools. Over her 25 year career, she has served as director of resource centers in Utah and New Mexico, developed instructional materials, taught Spanish as a second language, and worked as adjunct university faculty, principal and instructional coach.
Michael Mayra
Air Force Veteran with over 7 years of procurement, program and contract management. Versed in both commercial and Governmental business operations with an emphasis on contract negotiations and administration. Leverages critical and insightful background knowledge with innovative thinking for win-win business solutions and process optimization.