Working with Rodel


We ALIGN community leaders with good data and leading-edge ideas, CATALYZE action by providing strategic resources, and DRIVE ideas to scale through communication and advocacy. More specifically, we…


We bring Delawareans together to reach common goals and priorities. We connect advocates with experts—local and national—form coalitions, and facilitate partnerships. We amplify voices across the state to advocate for impactful policy change and concrete shifts in classroom practice. Read more about our partnerships with the Vision Coalition of Delaware, Education Equity Delaware and more.

We track outcomes, and share data and best practices from around the globe so that partners and lawmakers can make the best decisions. Read our in-depth reports on the current state of education and postsecondary preparation in Delaware.

We’re problem solvers. We provide targeted guidance and resources, allowing partners to make sense of important policies and issues. And we offer innovative solutions to thorny challenges. Learn more about our current partners: the Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee and the Delaware Community Foundation.


To get great ideas off the ground, we connect public and private resources with impactful initiatives, such as the Delaware Readiness Teams and Delaware Pathways.

We bring national and local talent to the Delaware projects that matter. If our team can’t fill the gap, we leverage our national network to bring on needed expertise from groups like Pathways to Prosperity, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, and Education First.


We apply global research to advocate for policy improvements with local partners. And we’ve done so for Delaware’s early childhood education system, and the state’s school broadband infrastructure.

We allocate public and private dollars effectively for the largest impact. We are strong project managers and are results-focused. Read about our work with Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Arsht-Cannon Fund.

We know that large-scale change does not happen without strong communications. We bring customized communications support to the table when it’s needed to make clearer sense of data, celebrate progress, or signal urgency.


Our vision of helping Delaware become a global leader in public education is big, and we can’t get there on our own. Our strategy depends on building a broad and diverse set of talented partners. We rely on leaders in the public and private sectors to work with us to enact change that is systemic and lasting.


Contact Us

We are always interested in discussing opportunities to support our work. Want to partner with Rodel? Contact Nancy Millard at