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Pivot Learning

Organization Information

Deborah Sims
(510) 250-2543


Pivot Learning is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to revitalize our public school systems so that all students have the opportunity to succeed in college and career. We partner with education leaders at all levels and provide them with the knowledge, skills and support proven to strengthen educational systems and transform teaching and learning.

Core Competencies

  • Allocate Resources to Individual School Sites
  • Analyze Current Levels of Student Learning
  • Apply Cost Analysis to the Budget
  • Develop a Budget Presentation
  • Develop a Plan of Action
  • Develop a Strategic Financial Plan
  • Develop Goals
  • Establish a Partnership between Finance and Academic Staff
  • Evaluate & Prioritize Expenditures to Enact the Instructional Priorities (AROI)
  • Evaluate Choices between Instructional Priorities
  • Financial Policies
  • Identify Communications Strategy
  • Identify Root Causes
  • Put Strategies into Practice & Evaluate Results
  • Research and Develop Instructional Priorities