Get to know us

The name QTurn was inspired by the phrase “Great Turning.” In their book, Active hope: How to face the mess we’re in without going crazy, Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone use the term “Great Turning” to describe the need for a comprehensive turn away from outdated ways of carbon-based living in order to save our planet. QTurn is based on a similar premise: that big changes are happening in American education – a turning toward lower stakes quality improvement systems (QIS) that open up staff motivation, incentivize local innovation, build expertise over multiple cycles, and generate evidence of effectiveness.

our core team

Charles Smith, Ph.D.

Managing Consultant

Stephen Peck, Ph.D.

Senior Technical Consultant

Lisa Lindeman, Ph.D.

Senior Technical Consultant

Lucy Smith

Research Consultant

Sally Smith

Assistant Manager + Executive Assistant