Elevating the quality of relationships inside and outside school communities.

Clarity of Goals / Efficacy of Strategies / Elevated Success
Live your values out loud ➜

TGS Educational Consulting supports students’ social, emotional, and academic achievement by elevating the quality of relationships inside and outside school communities through professional learning, consulting, and technical assistance.

Dr. Tim Grivois wearing blue shirt and tie. In the background is a red, rust-colored fence. Directly behind Dr. Tim are red and yellow flowering hedges.
Dr. Tim Grivois, Executive Director

While the work you and I do together is highly tailored to who you are, our partnership typically begins with me and your team uncovering, discovering, and—if necessary—recovering the values at the heart of your work. This may involve training in Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, leadership coaching, or developing outcomes and key results for initiatives.

Work better & happier

Another important piece of our work is to equip your staff to do the work that matters. Frequently, understanding what needs to be done is easier than getting organized to do the work. 

Sometimes, this might involve training staff on new skills or best practices. Typically, this is also about organizing resources, developing measurable goals, and implementing achievable action plans. With clarity comes competence, and our goal is for your leadership team and staff to come to work every day knowing what they do matters and makes a difference.

Share your story

The second key aspect of our work at TGS Educational Consulting is to support your communications plan. Communications is more than marketing or publicity—it’s about making sure that your staff knows that their work matters. And, by increasing and elevating communication with those you serve, you’ll also ensure that your community understands the importance of what you do.

Whether we are designing templates for press releases for a local nonprofit that is redesigning a martial arts curriculum to incorporate social and emotional learning, or developing internal templates for sharing progress their team is making towards goals, your communications plan is an essential part of your team’s success.

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Streamlining Your First Year of PBIS Implementation: Let Us Handle the Details

Taking on the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (#PBIS) implementation challenge in your school’s first year is exciting! While it’s crucial to prioritize enhancing relationships between adults and students, the fact is that creating matrices, lesson plans, discipline flowcharts, recognition tickets, a PBIS handbook, and social media content are all big parts of the work.…

Confronting Moral Injury in Schools and Taking Action for Change

By Dr. Tim Grivois, Executive Director The truth is that professionals working in schools throughout the country are at risk for moral injury. A moral injury is the harm we experience when our jobs require us to do things that aren’t ok. Typically, this happens one of two ways: The consequences of not addressing moral…

Criticism is a relationship wrecking ball—especially for students with ADHD.

By Dr. Tim Grivois, Executive Director Students with ADHD are almost sure to demonstrate behaviors that don’t work well in classrooms designed for neurotypical students. Add to this anxiety, rejection sensitivity, and demand avoidance—conditions that seem to be ADHD’s toxic best friends—and criticism becomes an unhelpful strategy.  However, if you’re an educator doing your best…

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Working with TGS Educational Consulting

I provide tailored professional learning solutions to equip you and your team to dramatically increase the good you and your team accomplish for those you serve. This difference in approach matters to my clients, and is the principal reason why we continue to work together year after year.

Sonoran Science Academy

Sonoran Science Academy operates four campuses in Tucson, AZ, serving students from PreK through 12th grade. Our work together began at one site in 2017 and continues today. Current goals include:

  • Creating positive culture and climate for each part of the school community
  • Using data to ensure equity in school discipline
  • Supporting the social, emotional, and academic achievement of every enrolled student

Tucson Police Department and Pima County Community Prevention Coalition

The Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Community Prevention Coalition worked together to provide over 400 officers training in trauma informed care. I worked with Sgt. Stropka and the Substance Use Resource Team to develop a trauma informed training from an LGBTQIA+ perspective. Our shared goals were to:

  • Create opportunities for officers to practice key LGBTQIA+ vocabulary in context.
  • Uncover the values guiding their daily work, such as empathy, respect, adaptability, and understanding.
  • Connect these values to their own experiences engaging LGBTQIA+ community members, validating small, effective strategies to live these values out loud as they develop trauma-informed approaches to their work.

About Tim Grivois

I founded TGS Educational Consulting in March of 2020 because I wanted to spend my days doing what I love: 

  • Learning as much as I can
  • Helping others learn and grow (children and marginalized first and most of all).

Prior to TGS Educational Consulting, I was the Director of Professional Learning at CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. Before that, I’ve served an elementary school principal in Tucson Unified School District in Arizona, and assistant principal in District 63 in Niles, Illinois. The heart of my career has been teaching third and fourth grade.

I earned my Masters and Doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership from Loyola University Chicago. I currently live in Tucson, Arizona. When I’m not keeping busy helping my clients increase the good they do (and to do it justly and equitably), you can find me reading, playing with my three kids, or zoning out to Netflix. I’m also thinking about getting a chicken coop and a really big dog.