As the Managing Director of Passage Preparation, Nathan oversees the management and operations of the business unit responsible for developing and delivering high quality resources and courses to support individuals who aspire to become professionally licensed educators.

Nathan has over 20 years in the educator preparation and certification space. He has been a middle school science teacher, has worked in a state education agency where he led the efforts to recruit, prepare, license, and retain professional and support staff and—on the national level—he has worked for large companies that provide assessment solutions for the education field.

Nathan believes the public deserves well-qualified, diverse and professionally licensed individuals to staff America’s schools and also believes that anyone who has the knowledge and passion to teach should be supported in their journey to the classroom. It is those beliefs that lead him to Passage Preparation

Nathan currently resides in Seattle, WA, and enjoys exploring new places and getting to know interesting people with diverse backgrounds.

Service Area A: Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Forecasting and Planning

Recruitment Campaigns

Licensure Programs for Paras and Subs

Access to our New Teachers Pipeline

Career Pathing Solutions

Skill Development Solutions


Service Area B: Professional Development 

Video Coaching and Self-Reflection 

Professional Development Courses 

New Teacher Programs 

Teacher Institutes 

Video Library Subscriptions 


Service Area C: Student Learning Acceleration 

Audits, Analysis and Solution Planning 

RISE Summer School Program 

Supplemental Curricula 

Teacher Coaching 

Institute Courses for Teachers 


Service Area D: Continuing Education 

Graduate-Level 1-3-Credit Courses 

Learning Pathways and Certificates 

Master’s Degree Programs 

Doctorate Degree Programs 


Service Area E: Leadership Solutions 

Strategic Planning 

Equity Consulting 

Leadership Coaching 

Custom Packages