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Administrative Studies for School Systems

Promoting Excellence through Leadership Accountability



2200 Lane Woods Drive
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 890-1573

SchoolMatch consultants offer Studies in Administrative Practice in addition to our slate of other services. Administrative Practice studies are custom designed to help school leadership assess the effectiveness of a variety of key management areas including:

  • Administrative structures and staffing patterns
  • Financial resource deployment practices
  • Human resource systems
  • Management and instructional training initiatives
  • School board policies and procedures
  • Administrative and instructional technology applications
  • Facilities construction and maintenance
  • Student transportation operations
  • Food service management
  • Community outreach and public relations
Team members include nationally prominent experts such as:

  • Dr. Shirli M. Billings, Senior Executive Consultant at SchoolMatch and Principal Consultant with Billings-Vioni Management Associates. She previously served as president of an independent human resource development academy serving a large Florida county school district, superintendent of three school systems in Ohio, Minnesota and New Jersey, Director of Secondary Schools for the Cleveland (OH) Public School District, Dean at Ohio's Central State University College of Education, and corporate Vice President for Human Resource Development with Honeywell, Inc. She earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and business administration at The Ohio State University.


  • William R. Mason, Jr. M.Ed., is Vice President for Consulting Services at SchoolMatch and Adjunct Professor in the University of Dayton's School of Education and Allied Professions. Mr. Mason is also an American College of Forensic Examiners qualified expert in school litigation issues, a former assistant superintendent of the Newark (OH) City Schools, principal, teacher, and two-time President of the Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators. He holds a Master's Degree in educational leadership from Kent State University and continues to serve as an NCAA basketball and Lacrosse official.
    • Dr. Suzanne Burkholder, Senior Executive Consultant at SchoolMatch, is a Past President of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, Past President of The Ohio State University chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and the Columbus Mortar Board Alumni. She is a former administrator in the Mayfield City and Southwestern City School Districts in Ohio. She has served as Interim Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Personnel and Field Experience Supervisor. Dr. Burkholder also was an adjunct professor in the College of Education at The Ohio State University, where she earned her Ph.D. and received the Alumni "Award of Distinction."

    • Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, Provost at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is former Dean of the College of Education and Professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He previously served as Dean of the College of Education at the University of Arkansas and also was Director of the Arkansas Academy for Leadership Training and School Based Management. Dr. McDavis is immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toledo.

    • Dr. Bruce E. Mousa, Senior Executive Consultant at SchoolMatch, served as Chief Business Officer for the Worthington (OH) City Schools for many years, where he also served as Director of Business Services and Administrative Specialist for Personnel. He chaired the Ohio Public Schools Committee for the All-Ohio Safety Congress and was educational consultant to LINC Resource on the Market Linkage Project in Special Education. The former Treasurer of the Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators was named Administrator of the year by the Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators, and holds Certification in Strategic Planning from the AASA National Academy for School Executives. Currently he serves as a project management consultant and training instructor and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He received his Ph.D. in educational leadership from The Ohio State University.

    • Dr. Richard P. Koeppe, past president of the Colorado Association of School Executives, has 22 years experience in superintendency positions including the chief executive roles in both the Denver (CO) and Cherry Creek (CO) Public Schools. He also has served on the board of the Kent-Denver School, a private college preparatory school. He served as Professor in Educational Administration at the University of Colorado at Denver. The past-president of the Denver (CO) Rotary Club holds his Ph.D. in testing and guidance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    • Dr. Richard A. Boyd, is the former chairman of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, former executive committee member of the Council of Chief State School Officers, American Association of School Administrators and Education Commission of the States. He currently serves as Director of Education Programs at the Barksdale Reading Institute in Oxford, MS, where he is a Professor at The University of Mississippi. He is past-president of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and served as State Superintendent of Education for the state of Mississippi. He was Superintendent of Schools in Lakewood (OH) and Warren (OH) and was then appointed Deputy State Superintendent of Schools in Cleveland (OH). He is former Executive Director of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Akron.

    • Dr. Sherry A. Lahr, Associate Professor of Education at Ashland University, former superintendent and administrator in four school districts, former regional director for curriculum technology integration for a major national curriculum software developer, and the first and only female president of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators. In 1998, she was named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Columbus, where she serves as Scholarship Committee Chair. Dr. Lahr earned her doctorate from the University of Tennessee.

    • Dr. William L. Bainbridge, currently serves as President and CEO of SchoolMatch, and as a Distinguished Research Professor at The University of Dayton. He is the former superintendent of three school districts in Ohio and Virginia, and former Assistant to the Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction. He has served as a lead consultant in SchoolMatch Audits of Educational Effectiveness in school systems in over 30 states. He was named Educator of the Year by the Ohio PTA and has served as educational consultant to over 400 corporations and hundreds of school systems. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners and Diplomate of the National Academy for School Executives. He has been featured on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, CBS radio and over 400 national and local television and radio programs. He earned his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University, and completed post-doctoral studies at Columbia University.

    • Dr. Steven M. Sundre, currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SchoolMatch and as a Distinguished Research Professor at The University of Dayton. He is a former Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration, Washington, D.C., where he currently serves as the elected public member of the Board. He has been a Kellogg Fellow and former graduate faculty member, The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He serves on the Board of Directors of Support for Talented Students, a non-profit organization assisting low-income children with special gifts and talents. He earned his Ph.D. in educational leadership and organizational behavior at The Ohio State University, where he received the Thomas Holy Award in educational research.

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