Bio – Bryan

Dr. Bryan Bass, Associate Consultant

Dr. Bryan Bass is a mission-driven and adaptive educational leader, emphasizing executive coaching for leadership growth, leadership team development, strategic planning, and designing systems, structures and practices for continuous improvement. Bryan lends his innovative thinking to help organizations move from current reality to desired state, always leading from values and mission and closing the gaps between aspiration and skill.

Bryan brings to clients more than twenty years of experience in diverse educational settings as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and at the executive level. Based on a belief in the inherent brilliance and dignity of all children, he helps organizations center equity, engaging systems thinking and adaptive leadership principles to advance student achievement for all learners. A strategic thinker, he has been recognized for transformative leadership in the areas of innovation, continuous improvement, and inclusion. He helps districts realize the value and impact of partnership and collaboration in advancing mission across school communities and stakeholder groups, PreK-grade 12.

Dr. Bass is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. The Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, has linked the four cornerstones of the Co-Active Model to evidence-based scientific research. Asking powerful questions, he holds space for clients to step into their strengths and leadership and holistically supports individuals and organizations to reach their fullest potential. He pursued this learning experience in recognition of the gaps in leadership development for school and district leaders. He has supported many leaders in thought partnership, performance coaching and problem-solving skills to promote leadership effectiveness.

Bryan also teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in the Doctorate of Education program at Concordia University, St. Paul. He enjoys helping future leaders discover a deeper level of systems thinking and analysis and supporting students in advancing and completing their dissertation journey. Bryan is always in “learning mode” and believes in the power of learning with and from students, staff, peers and the broader field in service to humanity.

Dr. Bass earned his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College, his Master of Arts in Education from St. Mary’s University, Educational Specialist degree from St. Thomas University and Doctorate of Education from St. Cloud State University, advancing academic research in Standards-Based Teacher Evaluation. Bryan is also certified as a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. Bryan serves on the Executive Boards for Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES) and the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MNEEP).