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Our Leadership

TOGETHER WE'RE UNSTOPPABLE.

Concentric brings +150 years of combined experience in education to the table.

Our leadership

Dr. David Heiber
Founder & CEO

Dr. Michael Gary Jr.
Chief Operations Officer

Hamidah Famuditimi
Director of Special Projects

Ebin Draper, M.A.T. 
Chief of Field Operations

Anthony Morris
Cluster Lead, Mentoring & Tutoring

Chanda McPherson
LEAD PROJECT COORDINATOR

READ WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

— Dr. Derrick R. ColemanSuperintendent, River Rouge School District
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“Concentric provides districts and schools with individualized support to address the non-cognitive barriers that prevent students from becoming successful. The systems that were developed by this company allowed us to revamp our previous MTSS model with data sets that were more impactful.”
— Dr. Brian J. MellsExecutive Principal, Madison Middle School
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“Concentric has helped our school to institute systems and structures around supporting the whole child at our school. Additionally, Concentric Educational Solutions has provided needed support for reaching parents that may be reluctant to come to the school. Their team was willing and able to take paperwork and information from the school and deliver it directly to the families. This has helped foster a better relationship with our parents and community members.”
— Watechia E. LawlessAssistant Principal, Napier Elementary School
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“Napier Elementary School partnered with Concentric in September 2017. This partnership has served the Napier community well. We are grateful to work with individuals who are like-minded and share a passion to serve families and help students develop holistically.

Concentric meets biweekly with district and school personnel to select cohorts of students who demonstrate attendance and discipline challenges. The additional personnel allows us to widen our impact and meet the needs of families as well as provides additional opportunities for us to interact with our families and enhance our relationships. Also, we are able to identify ways to address challenges that negatively impact these non-academic factors and utilize resources to fill gaps in support and services.”
— DeShawn WilliamsAssistant Principal, Moravia Park Elementary School
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“Due to your diligence in visiting homes and inspiring our parents to send their children to school each day, we have exceeded our original expectations. The Moravia Park family and community are thriving because of the dedication of your company and associates.”
— Brittany NewtonParent, Baltimore
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"I reached out to the school regarding my son's absence and was unable to reach anyone. I'm happy that someone came by when I was unable to get in contact with someone."
— Courtney CassExecutive Director, Teach For America
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“Concentric has been a great partner to TFA Baltimore. David and his team are committed first and foremost to students - and they are flexible, compelling, and supportive in their approach to equipping teachers and other educators with the skills, knowledge, and mindsets to build impactful relationships with students and families through home visits and beyond.”
— Dr. Sito NarcisseFormer Associate Superintendent, Prince George's County Public Schools
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“Concentric has helped our schools in thinking about ways to engage our parents and staff in the process of re-engagement. Their work is important to helping us address the instructional core and provide external supports to students and families having challenges with traditional schooling.”
— Alison CollierProgram Manager, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)
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“Concentric’s collaborative and cooperative approach has been apparent in all of the work they have done with FOCUS. The workshops they facilitate for school leaders and staff through FOCUS consistently receives positive evaluations from participants; In fact, participants have requested follow up workshops so they can continue to learn and benefit from the breadth and depth of knowledge that Concentric brings to the charter community via ‘engaging presentations.’ We look forward to continuing our partnership with Concentric as they grow.”
— Denise Brijbasi9th Grade Academy Leader, Paul Public Charter School
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“Concentric Educational Solutions has been a jewel for strengthening our current support systems and resources at Paul. They identified student-centered strategies and recommendations that will maximize teaching and learning in order to improve student achievement. The passion for the work they do is very evident with every encounter. Dr. Heiber challenges the status quo, and possesses the knowledge and skills to guide any school, in any situation to a place of greater success.”
- Dr. Shawn JosephCo-Director of the Urban Superintendent Academy, Howard University
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Concentric Educational Solutions Inc. meaningfully partners with school districts to support its most vulnerable learners. Their impact has been significant in two large urban districts where I served as a former Deputy Superintendent and former Superintendent. In both situations, Concentric helped us structure supports in a way that re-engaged students and families and allowed us to meet the needs of our most complex students.”
- Darrin BrozenPrincipal Baltimore Design School
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Concentric is a value add to our school community without a doubt. They build meaningful relationships with our students, especially those who struggle with attendance and work individually with them to grow their social and emotional development. Concentric supports the mission and vision of our school."
- Monique DebiDirector of Literacy for Baltimore City Public Schools
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Concentric is a value add to our school community without a doubt. They build meaningful relationships with our students, especially those who struggle with attendance and work individually with them to grow their social and emotional development. Concentric supports the mission and vision of our school.”
- Craig L. RiversPrincipal, The Historic Frederick Douglass High School
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“I have had the pleasure of working with Concentric for almost a decade. Concentric is not just any company but a critical part of the work we do at Douglass. I have worked with them at two schools; I am most impressed how they customize a plan of support for each location instead of taking the cookie-cutter approach. Concentric is awesome and we are elated to have them as a part of our team.”
- Dr. Stiles SimmonsSuperintendent, Westwood Community School District
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"Concentric Educational Services (CES) has been a tremendous strategic partner for our school district. In working with CES, we have seen a mindset shift among staff when it comes to supporting our students and building stronger relationships with the families in which we serve. Additionally, many parents have been appreciative of the District's efforts to support them and their children beyond the walls of the schoolhouse. As a result, we have experienced increased engagement levels with students and parents alike, even in the midst of the pandemic."
- Joshua TalisonSuperintendent Ecorse Public Schools
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"Concentric Educational Solutions is a vital partner with the Ecorse Public Schools. The wrap-around services, which include attendance support, home wellness visits and MTSS analysis, have allowed our district to better serve our K-12 students. We are honored to partner with them."
- Dr. Taiisha Swinton-BuckPrincipal, Digital Harbor High School
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"The dedication and precision on data collection that CES has provided for Digital Harbor High School is invaluable. CES continues to communicate consistently and timely with Digital Harbor High School to ensure that the initiatives are implemented effectively. As a result of the integral service received from CES, our school increased our attendance by 10 percent and decreased our chronic absenteeism by 15 percent in school years 2019-2020. Presently, CES has helped us re-engage our most vulnerable population as we return to in-person learning. In addition, CES has supported our efforts in providing meals and technology access to families."
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Dr. David Heiber, Founder & CEO

Dr. David Heiber is the founder and executive director of Concentric Educational Solutions (CES). Under Dr. Heiber’s leadership, CES has been recognized for its innovative approach that places support of the whole student at the center of the educational experience. Dr. Heiber and his team have partnered with over 100 schools in 20 states.

Dr. Heiber’s personal story of grief, poverty, incarceration, and redemption motivates his work. His past provides a means for him to connect with students and challenge them to recognize their potential, honor their promise, and fulfill their purpose.

Dr. Heiber graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania with a triple major. He went on to receive his Master of Arts in African American studies from Temple University and his Doctorate of Education from Morgan State University in urban education.

Dr. Michael Gary Jr., Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Michael Gary Jr. has thirteen years of experience in higher education and made the transition to serving K-12 education in 2018. Throughout his career, Dr. Gary has established a reputation as a transformational leader skillful in establishing student program models, procedures, and initiatives within education that are focused on furthering standards of excellence. His expertise encompasses all aspects of student support programs oversight and expansion as well as streamlining operational systems that effectively enhance student support performance.

Dr. Gary has extensive knowledge in student retention and enrollment growth strategy development, diversity and inclusion program implementation, and continuous improvement initiative planning that is centered on creating positive and vivacious school-based communities. He has the ability to build consensus amongst stakeholders and administrators as well as meet the diverse needs of student populations and influence positive change.

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Gary was educated at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.S. in Computer Science and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he received a M. Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Dr. Gary completed his doctoral studies in Educational Leadership at Mercer University. Michael is happily married to Laronda Stevens Gary and together they have a son, Michael Tripp Gary III.

Hamidah Famuditimi, Director of Special Projects 

Hamidah Famuditimi joined Concentric Educational Solutions in 2019 and is the Director of Special Projects. Hamidah graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD with a B.A. in Political Science Pre-Law. Previously, she worked for Morgan State University’s Office of Academic Enrichment where she assisted program directors with coordinating academic afterschool programs and provided mentorship to middle/high school students in Baltimore City. Additionally, Hamidah was appointed to Morgan State University’s Board of Trustees in 2018.

In 2019, Hamidah transitioned into the legal sector and joined Arent Fox LLP as an Intellectual Property Legal Specialist in Washington, D.C. Most recently, before joining the Concentric team, she worked at T. Rowe Price & Associates as a Senior Legal Analyst in Baltimore, MD where she coordinated compliance projects and supported D&I recruitment initiatives. Currently, Hamidah is pursuing a J.D degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law with an interest in education law.

Outside of the office, Hamidah enjoys mentoring recent college graduates by providing job readiness and career guidance to minorities seeking corporate positions. Her multi-disciplinary background is the perfect match for her dynamic role at Concentric Educational Solutions.

Ebin Draper, M.A.T.,
Chief of Field Operations

Mr. Ebin Draper has eighteen years in K-12 education. Throughout his career, Mr. Draper has a wide range of experience in the field of education. His expertise is inclusive of many roles ranging from a teacher to an administrator. Mr. Draper brought his passion, leadership, knowledge and experience to every facet of his educational career. He took his role as an educator seriously and he served at every school district to the best of his ability. 

As Chief of Field Operations, Mr. Draper’s role is to sustain the development and implementation of student support. His focus is to work with school leaders to enhance student performance and utilize our integrated model of student support that essentially places students at the core of school functioning. His belief is that all students deserve not only a quality education but also the non-instructional supports necessary for success.

A native of Oxford, PA, Mr. Draper was educated at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania where he received his B.S. in Computer Science and at Kaplan University where he received his M.A.T. Ebin is a devoted and proud father to his son, Jadin Nathaniel Draper and his daughter, Aniyah Rae-Lynn Draper.

Anthony Morris, Cluster Lead, Mentoring & Tutoring

Anthony Morris is native Brooklyn, N.Y. He is currently enrolled at the University of the District of Columbia pursuing his master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling with a concentration in mental health. Serving in the role as a Lead Professional Student Advocate for Concentric Educational Solutions, Anthony enjoys mentoring students to improve their academic goals, increase their attendance, and helping with behavior issues through social and emotional learning. Anthony is passionate about his work with students because he knows that his work is helping to build and improve our society.

Chanda McPherson, LEAD PROJECT COORDINATOR

Chanda McPherson is a native of Detroit, MI. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Public Relations in 2012. In 2018 Chanda obtained her Master of Science in Administration, Human Resources from Central Michigan University. Chanda has over eight years of leadership experience in the areas of customer service and Human Resources.