Welcome to Portico. We’re glad you’re here!

Portico empowers school leaders to transform education. Join a transformative coaching program that enhances your skills and improves student outcomes. Gain a thought partner, a supportive community, and a holistic vision for student readiness. Foster a culture of continuous improvement and create equitable opportunities for all learners. Reimagine education and make a lasting impact on your school and students’ lives.

If your first question is “what is Portico and why am I here?” watch the 5 Shifts video or continue reading to understand how being part of the Portico community can support you and lead to meaningful shifts in your school community.

For schools to thrive, leaders need to make 5 Shifts.

Portico is here to guide and support you, so you can get the important work of education done.

Elise Kuykendall, Director of Partnership Development at Inflexion

Uproot, rethink, and rebuild

The best school leaders know that the system is broken and bandaids don’t work. Meaningful, lasting solutions won’t be found by duct taping a system that was built 150 years ago. We help leaders find bold solutions to nagging problems by breaking old habits and igniting new thought.

Find your people

You know what it’s like to sit in the big chair, feeling completely and utterly alone with nowhere to turn to for advice or support. Every single one of your principals is fighting the same lonely battle. We give them the community of peers they need to make better, bold, and more informed decisions.

Get busy on the right stuff

Being a school leader means dealing with 100 urgent fires every day. It’s so easy to get distracted from the really important work that will get results. We help your people identify what is truly important and give them proven strategies that keep the most critical initiatives moving forward no matter what else is going on.

Move from me to we

Like every community, schools work better when everyone is united around a common purpose and shared values. We help principals lead their schools from unhappy and disconnected cliques of self-interested people to a thriving hub of people who feel part of something bigger than themselves.

Invest in coaching

Education is the only industry where coaching and professional development aren’t routinely offered to its leaders. And yet, it is crucial to success. In the business world, 84% of CEOs said coaches had helped them avoid costly mistakes, 84% of CEOs grew into their positions more quickly, and 69% of CEOs said they were making better decisions.

Portico helps schools and districts solve problems through systemic change.

Matt Coleman, Chief Executive Offer at Inflexion

This five step progression aligns with the journey that most impactful schools have followed.


Shared Identity
Shared Purpose
Collaborative Leadership

Setting Goals and Taking Action

Shared Vision for Readiness
Effective Communication Process
Family and Community Engagement

Student-Centered Learning Focus

Universal Practices (Me to We)
Student Empowerment
Elevated Student Voice
Professional Learning


Shared Mental Models
Relationship Supporting Structures
Equitable Access (Individual)
Equitable Access (Programmatic)
Continuous Improvement Practices


Additional Supports
Intentional Professional Learning
Quality Hiring Practices