Daniel Pasek

Strategic Planning and Board Training

Dan Pasek founded the company in 2005 after more than a decade working in district schools.  Dan now primarily works with independent charter school boards to help them grow their governance capacity and set long-term strategy.  This is mainly accomplished through 3-month strategic planning initiatives.  Dan holds a Masters in Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems from The University at Albany.  His current certifications include NYS District Superintendent, District Business Official and School Building Principal. Dan can be reached at

Jen Pasek

Accountability and School Data

Jen Pasek is the Director of Accountability and School Data for Pasek Consulting. Jen works with both Albany and NYC schools, informing schools of changes in compliance standards from NYSED and the NYS authorizers. She handles Annual Reporting for all Pasek partner schools and oversees school data collection and management. Jen has served public school districts as a tenured Special Education teacher and a technology coordinator. As a BOCES Model Schools Coordinator, she supported twenty-three school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties in an effort to successfully infuse technology into the curriculum to meet the New York State Learning Standards. Jen also spent some time in the private sector as a systems analyst for Accenture working on custom software implementation projects for the states of New York and Connecticut. Jen holds a Masters in Education from SUNY New Paltz and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems from The University at Albany. Her NYS teaching certifications include Special Education and Social Studies. Jen can be reached at

Nora Clancy


Nora Clancy is an independent writer, researcher, and consultant based in New York City. To date, she has worked with over 40 independent charter schools from all three New York authorizers. She specializes in project management and strategic communications, and advises Pasek Consulting charter school clients on renewals, charter revisions, replications, and applications. Nora is a graduate of Macalester College and Pratt Institute.