Sally Visnansky, Arizona Learning Institute

Sally Visnansky, Arizona Learning InstituteSally Visnansky

Education Northern Arizona University- Flagstaff, AZ May, 2005

Dual B.S.Ed. in Special and Elementary Education


Cornerstone Business Solutions, LLC 04/2012-Present
Educational Consulting, Business Consulting with Technology Improvement Focus
Roles: Owner, Consultant, Advocate, Analyst

  • Served as special education family advocate within the school setting including IEP, MET, Due Process, teacher training, and educational process direction
  • Consulted with organization directors and leaders to define program and operational strategies for long-term impact, growth, and stability
  • Conducted needs analysis through complete organization review including programs, operations, issue impact, funding sources, vendor relationships, hardware & software, liability, marketing, community relations, and personnel.
  • Designed strategic plans, programs, and systems to increase impact, improve efficiency, and maximize results of organization
  • Coached leaders on implementation of newly developed strategies often integrating technology to increase efficiency and improve company professionalism
  • Implemented solutions, including leadership and staff training, that increased revenue or decreased costs such that improvements (inclusive of consultation fees) resulted in a positive ROI


Arizona Learning Institute 02/2014-Present
501(c)3 Non-Profit Educational Consulting & Literacy Specialists Serving Unserved and Underserved Populations
Roles: Consultant, Advocate, Operations

  • Supervised multiple community outreach programs for both children and adults in both rural and suburban Arizona
  • Served as special education family advocate within the school setting including IEP, MET, Due Process, teacher training, and educational process direction
  • Conducted and trained organization and community leaders in literacy screening tools including PAR, ASQ, and various informal tools and methods
  • Assisted in complete grant application process including research, program development, authorship, statistics, and presentation.
  • Managed organization message including branding, marketing, outreach, and publishing


Desert Care Management, LLC 03/2011- 06/2013
Health Care Management
Roles: Strategic Operations Manager, Business Analyst

  • Managed team to develop strategic planning for corporate growth including company rebranding, marketing, and operational implementation which resulted in 300% revenue growth in approximately one year
  • Conducted needs analysis reviewing existing hardware, software, client contracts, and vendor relationships/contracts; renegotiated all contracts and relationships which provided for upgraded technology and services at zero cost
  • Revised target marketing audience; developed platform; designed and implemented marketing plans including social media; formulated content strategy including website design, blogs, and SEO; initiated referral programs; and fostered community involvement which resulted in a three-fold customer base increase
  • Responsible for all personnel matters including hiring, instructional design and training, staff growth, and performance reviews as direct supervisor
  • Director of all client and family services; initiated intakes, customer retention, and problem solving


Mutual Management Services, Inc. 01/2008- 02/2011
Real Estate and Property Management
Roles: Operations Director, Project Manager

  • Director of banking systems and automated company operations, contracts, and systems development
  • Developed, implemented, and supervised company-wide technology, automation, and corresponding procedural upgrade including all computer, telecom, software, payment processing, and marketing systems; all upgrades at zero cost to business due to renegotiated vendor contract savings
  • Direct personnel supervisor of 15+ employees including all staff training and instructional design; initiated, trained, and maintained complete procedures handbook/manual
  • Customer Service Supervisor for 55 Boards of Directors with 8,000 total homeowner customers; highest level customer complaint escalation manager; customer relationships and retention


Kyrene School District 11/2009- 05/2010
Public School Exceptional Student Services
Roles: Structured English Immersion Teacher, Case Manager, Advocate, Instructional Design

  • Managed caseload of 25 K-2 “English as a Second Language” students including overseeing compliance in newly adopted state and federal education guidelines
  • Conducted, analyzed, and maintained regulatory reporting mechanisms
  • Designed and implemented complete curriculum for K-2 SEI Program including managing collaboration  between multiple departments, administration, and parents
  • Coached general education teachers in exceptional student learning strategies to maximize performance indicators


Mesa Public Schools 07/2005- 03/2007
Public School Exceptional Student Services
Roles: Special Education Teacher, Case Manager, Advocate, Instructional Design

  • Case manager for over 35 4th-6th grade students serviced under Specific Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum, Other Heath Impairments, Mild Mental Disability, Moderate Mental Disability
  • Conducted, analyzed, implemented and maintained examinations and corresponding regulatory reporting mechanisms; developed Individualized Education Plans for each student in conjunction with vital role players; monitored and executed IEPs
  • Coached teachers, parents and administrators in best practices for students with special needs
  • Designed and implemented complete curriculum with differentiated instruction specific to a wide range of abilities and learning styles


“K”ommunity Involvement in Disability Schooling 11/2001- 05/2005
501(c)3 Non-Profit Special Education Advocacy
Roles: Founding Member, Advocate, Strategist, Lead Service Recruiter

  • Founded non-profit organization dedicated to benefiting special needs students in public education
  • Educated families in special education services and processes; served as advocate for students
  • Counseled and located resources to help families cope with academic, financial, and medical hardships
  • Coordinated, trained, and directed volunteer base serving targeted needs within the community
  • Created website to serve as resource directory of locally available services including initiating contact, gathering, and synthesizing information for over 150 organizations within a rural county


Philanthropy & Of Note

Arizona Learning Institute
Non-Profit Educational Consulting & Literacy Specialist Agency Serving Unserved and Underserved Populations
Role: Secretary, Board of Directors
February 2014

Arizona Literacy and Learning Center (est.1987)
Non-Profit Service and Advocacy
Role: Member, Board of Directors
November 2013

Luke’s Men and KNXV-TV 15
Charity and Volunteerism
Role: Hon Kachina Volunteer Award Recipient September 1999


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