Spence Rogers

PEAK Founder

Dear Fellow Educators,

In pursuit of Performance Excellence for All Kids, we are dedicated to the success of teachers and students. PEAK Teaching for Excellence™ and Leading for Excellence™ workshops and in-services are action-packed, research-based, and fun and theoretically sound. Not only do we “walk-the-talk” but we ensure that learning is meaningful, practical, and immediately usable.


  • provides an effective leadership framework and tools for sustaining continuous improvement
  • integrates the effective works of the nation’s leading educators, researchers, authors, school systems, and classroom teachers.
  • forms a comprehensive approach to classroom curriculum, assessment and instruction with proven results.
  • is an essential teaching and learning process that measurably helps K-12 teachers, schools, and districts succeed with students.

PEAK — Performance Excellence for All Kids

Real achievement gains!

“…but here are the real statistics. During the 4 years that I was principal of METS, we:

  • had the second highest SAT scores in the county and surpassed district, state and national averages
  • went from 53 percent on grade level to 80 (3 years). The school would move to 90 (two years after I left)
  • increased to a 96 percent graduation rate
  • achieved highest growth scores (as calculated by the ABC program in North Carolina)
  • attained a 100 percent pass rate on the 10th grade writing examination.”
Ayindé Rudolph, Former Principal, Charlotte-Mecklenburg



Effective teaching depends on sound principles and practices. The Teaching for Excellence™ model provides a comprehensive exploration of research and evidence-backed principles, concepts, strategies, tools and techniques that significantly impact student learning.
“I am a more effective teacher than I have ever been with more students achieving more than ever. And every time I come back, it keeps getting better!”Judy Wages, Biology Teacher, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Transformed Classrooms

 Boost Student Achievement



Leading for Excellence™ is a game-changing exploration of how to successfully move your district, school or system to meaningful and continuous gains. You can realize extraordinary gains in student motivation, learning, and achievement.
“Steve is a natural leader, an effective communicator, and an inspirational coach. Organizational leadership is Steve’s passion and he has the keen ability to influence.”Greg Helmer, Assistant Superintendent, Mona Shores Public Schools
Meaningful Long-Term Gains

Lead and Support Change
PEAK Successes

Over the last two decades, we have worked with teachers, schools, and districts from over 20 states to effect measurable and continuous gains in student achievement.

“There is nothing else out there as effective. 100% of our staff is progressing in the PEAK model.”Chris Reitan, Superintendent, Galena City Schools, Galena, AK

“I have not had a program that has caught the excitement of the teachers as PEAK has. It’s been applicable for experienced and for first year teachers. I have never before had teachers cry when they couldn’t attend a training.”

Jo Ella Ferrell, Former Principal, Garinger High School, CMS

“This institute is the absolute best PD I have been a part of. I’m seeing results I used to dream about, and every time I reconnect, I get even more I can use!”

Matt Morton, Teacher, Rifle, CO

“Leading for Excellence has changed how we lead in our district! The process to effective leadership following the strategies is invigorating, exciting, and challenging. Our leadership team has been inspired to dig deep, critically think, engage positively with our staff, and model expectations. In 15 years, I have never been part of leadership professional development more effective!”

Jan Bayer, Curriculum Director, Kellogg School District #391, Kellogg, Idaho

“Steve excels when it comes to connecting people to ideas. His ability to articulate, demonstrate, and coordinate improvement initiatives is exemplary. He is a leader of leaders and teacher of leaders.”


Register for Summer Institutes & Academies

Event Location Dates Status
Teaching for Excellence™ Team Day Coeur d'Alene, ID October 5, 2015 Open
Advanced Teaching for Excellence™ Institute Vail, CO June 20 – 24, 2016 TBA
Leading for Excellence™ Institute Vail, CO June 20 – 24, 2016 TBA
Teaching for Excellence™ Institute Vail, CO June 25 – 30, 2016 TBA
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