Get the support and guidance you need with Pointed Consulting. Our team of experts specializes in helping leaders, schools, and families facing hard times. With a unique and creative approach, we provide concrete layers of support for accessible growth and success. Let us help you navigate the challenges and pave the path of success ahead.
Consulting = Connection
Founding educator and parent, Nicole Ziccardi, Ed.M. witnessed the troubled landscape of learning and working, especially in the wake of the COVID-19. With 18 years of experience, it was a natural next step to apply her expertise to a broader network with the launch of Pointed Educational Consulting in 2022.
Prior to founding Pointed Educational Consulting, Nicole served as Principal in the New York City Department of Education, Assistant Principal on Long Island, as well as Dean of Faculty & Director of Curriculum, and Instructional Coach at prominent independent schools. Most proudly, however, she is a mom of two school-aged boys, where she is continues to practice conscious parenting strategies, advocating for social emotional learning, and nurturing neurodivergence!
Our team was founded on the belief that learning and growth is an act of trust, built on empathy and connection. These tenets begin within each person, and radiate outwards to our families, systems, schools, and organizations. We are much better when we get together. Welcome.
Find the perfect school for your child.
Finding the right school for your child can be overwhelming, but our school placement consulting service takes the stress out of the process. We work closely with families to determine their child's learning profile and values, and then coordinate application processes resulting in placements at public or private schools in the New York City area. Let us guide you to the just-right learning community your family deserves.
It begins with your child, first.
Let us help your child excel with our tutoring services designed for children from Pre-K through Grade 6. Our expert team uses research-based assessment to personalize learning plans that address your child's specific needs and challenges. From literacy and numeracy to writing, test prep, and executive functioning, our in-person or remote sessions will give your child the support they need to succeed.
Leaders, we see you.
At Pointed, we understand that organizations have unique needs when it comes to professional learning and implementation. That's why we offer a wide range of options, from one-day workshops to extended residency programming, designed to support your specific goals. Our experienced consultants provide leadership coaching, small-group facilitation, professional resources, and demonstrations of effective meetings to help your staff collaborate and make lasting change.
Our leadership coaching services are here to help you turn challenges into opportunities. We believe in the power of proactive strategies to create a positive professional culture and foster collaboration. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your leadership skills or improve team dynamics, our experienced consultants have the expertise to guide you to success.
We provide workshops, seminars, and coaching to support schools. Our experienced consultants bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a range of educational topics, ensuring that we can provide tailored support for any challenge or goal. We offer guidance on classroom management, develop innovative curriculum, and tools help teachers and schools achieve their goals.
Our tutoring services are designed to help children achieve their academic goals. We offer personalized tutoring plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each child. Whether you're looking to support your child's growth, further challenge them, develop homework routines, or prepare for test, our team is here to help.