About Us





Consortium Research and Development Partners is a certified women owned business in the state of Illinois.  Consortium specializes in developing quality programs to improve organizational development in schools and communities. Crystal Wash is the executive director of CRDP.

Mission: Our mission is to build better communities and schools by advancing the capacity of educators and leaders.  

History:  Consortium was founded by Crystal Wash who recognized the demands of school and district leadership teams to transform schools. With over 10 years of experience in school transformation and turnaround, Crystal developed Consortium Research and Development Partners to work alongside school leadership teams to effect whole school change.

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Collaborative Model

Consortium has a collaborative model that ensures all partners understand the roles and responsibilities of the work and can align our goals to each other. Consortium gathers and analyzes data through a Needs Assessment to determine strengths, challenges and areas of growth. The needs assessment provides clarity about a starting place to begin collaborative work. The process of gathering data also ensures that all partners are communicating the same goals for school improvement. Consortium develops a scope of services described as "Impact Cycles." The cycles provides a scope of services for a duration of time that involves professional development, technical assistance and coaching. The cycles of development aligns to the strengths and challenges as indicated on the needs assessment. Consortium collaborates with our partners to track and monitor progress through quarterly alignment meetings to ensure we are reaching our targeted outcomes.