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Targeted Leadership senior executives and consultants have demonstrated success in significantly improving student achievement results in their schools and district level positions. They are expert facilitators and coaches who understand the challenges of leading improvement efforts in culturally and linguistically diverse settings.

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Senior Partners

The following consultants are all independent contractors that collaborate on specific TLC projects. They are not employees of TLC and often collaborate with other companies on projects or work projects of their own.

Senior Consultants

Superintendents Emeritus


J. Chris Coxon

Senior Consultant
J. Chris Coxon, Senior Consultant, Targeted Leadership Consulting

A Senior Consultant with Targeted Leadership, J. Chris Coxon most recently served as the Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning of the Boston Public Schools. Under his leadership, the district undertook several system wide initiatives in high school renewal, early childhood education, and professional development. The focus of his work has been on systemic district office reform in order to support school based initiatives. He has worked closely with private foundations, institutions of higher education, and the business sector to coalesce resources around key instructional initiatives of the district. During his tenure, the district was named a finalist for the Broad Prize in Public Education four consecutive years and most recently won it in 2006.

Prior to coming to Boston, Mr. Coxon served as a teacher, district office administrator, and elementary school principal with the Department of Defense Schools in Puerto Rico. He has been a member of several boards and presented at several conferences and panels on district wide reform. He is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University’s Urban Superintendents Program.


E-mail: jccoxon@usa.net