Merrill Vargo

Merrill Vargo
Independent Education Consultant

Merrill Vargo is an independent consultant working to support both nonprofit and public education leaders. She was previously CEO of Pivot Learning Partners, a nonprofit school reform organization that serves a network of approximately 65 California school districts that enroll more than 2 million children. Under Vargo’s leadership, Pivot Learning Partners established a sustainable business model and a series of innovative programs to both develop education leaders and build the education organizations of the future.

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Publications by Merrill Vargo
How Early Implementers are Approaching the Common Core in California
California has embarked on a major new wave of curriculum reform with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the new English Language Development (ELD) standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The adoption of the…
A Strategy Guidebook for Leaders
The Common Core provides districts an opportunity to renew their focus on teaching and learning. But it also poses a number of design and implementation challenges for school districts, including how to: Build the capacity of teachers to…