Who We Are - Cooperative Strategies, LLC

Who We Are

We believe in a future where education is thriving

for everyone.

We envision a world where students, teachers, and administrators are excited to go (back) to school, feel safe in their buildings, and come home inspired as a result. And we stand side by side with school districts and their communities to make this dream a reality.


What We Do

We are a tightknit team of educational facility and program planners. We are experts with backgrounds in school facility management, educational program planning, 21st Century Learning principles, GIS, capital planning, and community engagement.

We are a cohort of colleagues united by a common goal: helping school districts create and maintain thriving, equitable environments that serve all students.

A New, Holistic Approach

Our approach is different because it’s holistic. Our team guides school districts through every turn of their educational planning journey, helping them:


Assess where they are by examining facility conditions, educational adequacy, and building capacity.


Plan where they want to go by creating master strategies and studies that align their priorities with community needs.


Fund their dreams by evaluating financial opportunities and securing cost-effective financing.


Build their vision by managing facility and program projects through to completion.

“I believe that every child should receive equal access to educational experiences, educational tools, and safe and secure school facilities.

This is best accomplished through thoughtful planning that integrates all components of a school system into one comprehensive package. Our Assess, Plan, Fund, Build approach guides school districts from initial plan inception through completion, helping ensure their schools meet their students’ and communities’ needs.”

Scott Newell

CEO, Cooperative Strategies