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Consulting Clients


Archdiocese of Los Angeles, A.Y.E. (Los Angeles)
The Athenian School (Danville) (CAIS)
Beacon Day School  (Oakland)
The Branson School (Ross) (CAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools
Calvary Christian School (Pacific Palisades) (CAIS)
Castilleja School (Palo Alto) (CAIS)

Center for Early Education (Los Angeles) (CAIS)
Children’s Day School (San Francisco) (CAIS)

The Children's School (La Jolla) (CAIS)
Christian Science Church of Studio City
City Year Los Angeles
Crossroads School (Santa Monica) (CAIS)

Dunn School (Los Olivos) (CAIS)
John Thomas Dye School (Los Angeles) (CAIS)
Francis Parker School (San Diego) (CAIS)

Flintridge Preparatory School (La Cañada) (CAIS)
Growing Place Pre-school (Santa Monica)

Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

Hill and Dale Pre-school (Santa Monica)
Immaculate Heart Community (Los Angeles)
I.S.A. (Tokyo, Japan)
La Jolla Country Day School (La Jolla) (CAIS)

La Reina High School (Thousand Oaks)
L.M.U. Graduate School of Education
Midland School (Los Olivos) (CAIS)
Mid-Peninsula High School (San Jose) (CAIS)
Milken School (Los Angeles) (CAIS)

Mirman School (Los Angeles) (CAIS)
Montessori Center School (Santa Barbara) 

Nations Academy (NYC)
North Carolina Assoication of Independent Schools
Northwest School (Seattle) (PNAIS)
Oakwood School (North Hollywood) (CAIS) 

One Voice (Santa Monica)

Robert Osborne Center for Film Studies (Los Angeles)
The Pegasus School (Huntington Beach) (CAIS)

Pilgrim School (Los Angeles) (CAIS)
P.S. Arts Foundation (Santa Monica)
Quinyun High School (Jiangsu Province, China)
Ritsumeikan School (Kyoto, Japan)
St. Margaret's Episcopal School (San Juan Capistrano) (CAIS)
Saint Mark’s School (San Rafael) (CAIS)
Saint Mary's School (Aliso Viejo) (CAIS)
Sinai Akiba Academy (Los Angeles) (CAIS)
Sonoma Country Day School (Santa Rosa) (CAIS)
Temple Israel of Hollywood

Village School (Pacific Palisades) (CAIS)

Walden School (Pasadena) (CAIS)
The Waverly School (Pasadena) (CAIS)
Westerly School (Long Beach) (CAIS)
Westridge School For Girls (Pasadena) (CAIS)

Westland School (Los Angeles) (CAIS)

York School (Monterey) (CAIS)
Young Storytellers Foundation (Los Angeles)





Comments from prior Weaver Group

Clients and Associates


“At St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, we were incredibly fortunate to engage Roger Weaver to help us in our strategic planning process. He was an invaluable source of inspiration and leadership throughout the process, which ultimately resulted in the development of a values-based strategic plan that provides our school leadership and the entire community with a clear understanding of the school’s strategic direction.”

Paul C. Westhead

Board Treasurer and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

San Juan Capistrano, CA


"Retaining Roger Weaver for our Board Retreat was the best decision: he was well spoken, extremely intelligent, thoughtful, and entertaining. His presentations on the Fundraising Board and Trusteeship 101 were both educational and useful – we were able to incorporate some of his fundraising ideas into our development program almost immediately, and with great results! We could not recommend him more highly and look forward to working with him again in the future."

Phoebe Katsell, President of the Board of Trustees

The Children’s School

La Jolla, CA


"Roger Weaver's breadth of experience and his expertise as a school leader and educator are well known and highly regarded in the independent school world. I know first hand of Roger's work with the diverse constituencies in our schools.  He has been particularly helpful to our community in our work to explore the best strategies for providing stimulating and innovative alternatives for advanced level coursework for our upper school students."

Joan Z. Lonergan, Head of School

Castilleja School

Palo Alto, CA

"Having Roger Weaver on speed-dial is like holding a 21st century genie-in-a-bottle. His counsel is invariably both savvy and wise; his insights are born of broad experience, his manner and delivery witty, earnest and gracious. I couldn't recommend him more highly." 

Chris Schuck, Head of School

La Jolla Country Day School

La Jolla, CA


"Lecturing and writing about leadership is a significant part of my work as President & CEO of Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management).  For over eight years I have had the pleasure of serving on a board with Chairman Roger Weaver. Roger is one of the most accomplished, effective leaders and chairman of a board I have been privileged to work with.  This is not easy with a high-powered group whose members themselves are very successful in leadership positions. Presented initially with board whose mission and function were unclear, Roger was able to build a smoothly working group and make board meetings a consistently positive and productive experience for all.  Without one reservation, it is a privilege to recommend Roger Weaver as a thoughtful and effective leader and an exemplary consultant on board matters."

Frances Hesselbein

President & CEO, Leader to Leader Institute

Former President & CEO, Girl Scouts of America

New York, NY


"Roger Weaver was selected to receive the 2010 Founder’s Award because of the difference his leadership has made both to the Independent School Alliance and to students and families of color at Crossroads. Roger understands what it takes to create welcoming, inclusive school communities, and his ability to deal with racial issues in a straightforward, informed and fair manner has earned my sincere appreciation and the trust and respect of our families."

Manasa Tanglin, Executive Director

Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs

Los Angeles, CA


“Roger was a wonderful facilitator of our board retreat. His primer on Trusteeship 101 was immensely helpful, and his guidance during our discussion of the school’s future provided our trustees and me with a clear list of priorities. I highly recommend Roger.”

John O’Brien, Headmaster

St. Mary’s School

Aliso Viejo, CA


"Roger listened astutely, quickly developed a thoughtful understanding of our school community, and then led us through a well-defined and clear strategic planning process."

Laurie Stern, President, Board of Trustees

Westland School

Los Angeles, CA


"Roger was unafraid to tell us what we needed to hear and did so with diplomacy, clarity, wisdom and good humor."

Marcia Capparela, Assistant Head of School

Westland School

Los Angeles, CA


"Roger Weaver’s dynamic, entertaining, and informative workshop retreat on best practices in governance, appropriate trustee roles, and the characteristics of a high functioning Board was clear, focused, and extremely helpful.  I was especially impressed that Roger obviously had done his homework.  From the beginning his presentation felt personally focused and tailor made to our needs. We left the retreat feeling encouraged and energized."

Gary Bechtel, Chairman of the Board

Mid-Peninsula High School

Palo Alto, CA


"Roger Weaver has a full toolbox when it comes to leading groups. One would expect that from a pro. In addition, however, Roger brings confidence. We have the comfort of knowing that someone who understands the situation is leading us, and this breeds confidence in ourselves as a group."

Rick Ackerly, Head of School

Children’s Day School

San Francisco, CA


"When our school needed to better educate the faculty around issues/legalities of divorce and offer our teachers some support in dealing with divorcing parents in our community, I engaged Donna Weaver and it was one of the best gifts I could have given The Center for Early Education. She responded with thoughtful professional development, wise counsel and invaluable assistance!"

Reveta Bowers, Head of School

The Center for Early Education

West Hollywood, CA


"As the former President and CEO of a national non-profit with the mission to improve the life conditions of children and families living in poverty, I saw Roger's board work as instrumental in addressing the many complex issues of governance and oversight that were so vital to our performance."

Steve Vetter, President and CEO

Eureka Communities Foundation

Washington, DC


"Roger was invaluable as the chairman of our recent eighteen-month strategic planning process at PS ARTS, our first-ever strategic plan utilizing a collaboration of board, staff and outside resources.  Roger was able to effectively facilitate a diverse group of strong-minded individuals by generating consensus while making sure that every voice was heard.  Often, I found that Roger was able to take the many voices in the room and restate the overriding broader strategic point, allowing us to create consensus and move forward more effectively.  This skill requires someone who is listening to every detail while still keeping an eye on the overarching big picture.  He is a true professional and I look forward to working with him in the future."

Pam Bergman, Board Chair

PS Arts

Los Angeles, CA


"Roger led our recent Board Retreat, which in effect, he made a graduate-level course in what it means to be a Board member in an independent school. His careful questioning before the retreat to determine my Board’s particular needs led to an extraordinarily productive day. He shared his experience and expertise in governance issues with warmth, wit and a keen intellect. Every Board member said it was single best retreat they had shared as a group. We plan to make sessions with Roger an annual event. "

Richard Hof, Head of School

Beacon Day School

Oakland, CA


“Roger Weaver’s presentation on fundraising created great enthusiasm among our trustees to engage in the planning and execution of our upcoming capital campaign. He helped the members of our board understand that their role is vital and that each of them has much to offer in support of Village School’s fundraising efforts. Most importantly, Roger showed a clear understanding of Village School’s culture as was evidenced in his individualized responses to questions and comments throughout the presentation. The Village School Board benefited greatly from his counsel.”

Nora Malone, Head of School

Village School

Pacific Palisades, CA


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