Claudia from MPC worked collaboratively
with Brooklyn Museum staff to assess current programs and services for schools and provide recommendations to initiate
new programs that best support instructional priorities now and in the future. Her work ethic kept the project on time, and
her talent provided invaluable feedback and insight. I recommend MPC without reservation.
–Alexa Fairchild, School Programs Manager, Brooklyn Museum
Claudia visited Ortega Museum Magnet Elementary School to conduct a 6 hour professional development
for K-5 educators. Claudia’s ideas on integrating museum resources into the curriculum were innovative and can be easily
implemented by our teachers to bring diversity to content. I am positive these “museum-learning” strategies will
lead students to extended observation, questioning, research, analysis, and reflection.
- Jill Cross,
Curriculum Integration Specialist, Ortega Museum Magnet School
I became involved
midstream with a survey/focus group project that my organization and Museum Partners Consulting were working on together.
Claudia updated me on details, mentored me through paperwork and deadlines, and provided an environment of professionalism
that resulted in a successful and informed adaptation of our strategic plan. Her well documented reports have illuminated
our board committees and her passion for the work she does, along with her gregarious nature, animated our reach into the
community. She is an insightful, accomplished museum professional whom I hope to
work with again.
Wyse Emelander, President, Morris County Historical Society
Our department at the New York Public Library contracted
with Museum Partners Consulting to assist us on two project evaluations for which we needed an outside eye. Museum Partners
Consulting staff were responsive, efficient and insightful in the development, implementation and reporting of each evaluation.
- Lynda Kennedy, Director, Teaching & Learning, Literacy and Outreach, NYPL
Texas Association of Museums recently worked with Museum Partners Consulting on a very successful workshop series called
"One Size Does Not Fit All: Museum Education Workshop." Claudia B. Ocello, the president and CEO of Museum
Partners Consulting, traveled to Texas where she presented a dozen workshops in diverse regions of the state. Not only
did she have an obvious command of the subject matter, but Claudia also employed her skills of audience engagement to reach
a wide variety of workshop participants. I was impressed with her advance preparation, how readily she embraced the
goals of our project, and her determination to understand the different cultural communities in a vast area. As an instructor,
Claudia was knowledgeable, thorough, and engaging. I am looking forward to bringing her back to work with Texas Association
of Museums again.
- Ruth Ann Rugg, Executive Director, Texas Association of Museums
Historic Hudson Valley contracted
with Museum Partners Consulting to develop the first afterschool program ever held at Washington Irving's Sunnyside.
Ms. Ocelo was a delight to work with. She is thorough and professional. Ms. Ocello encouraged us to think differently
about how we view our site and how we introduce its story to children. The results were amazing.
- Dina Friedman, Site Director, Washington Irving's Sunnyside, Historic Hudson Valley
The Camden County Historical Society utilized the services of Museum Partners Consulting
to conduct a grant funded ADA/Accessibility Study for our organization. Museum Partners worked closely with CCHS in
a very professional, organized and meaningful to produce a study that encompassed all areas of our organization. The
final product is a useful, well laid out plan that CCHS can put into action to make our organization accessible to everyone.
Linda Gentry, Executive Director, Camden County Historical Society
Working with MPC has been a pleasure. MPC staff understands the value -- as well
as the particular challenges - of public history and education. I would recommend their consulting services highly.
- Dr. Peter Mickulas, Formerly with The NJ Historical Commission
Claudia has been an educational
consultant for the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation since 2009. She brings a great deal of experience
in developing inventive educational programming for students and teachers. We are currently in development on two teacher
workshops and two new school programs. Claudia has the great ability to utilize the unique identity of an institution and
increase its potential by listening to staff members while offering constructive input. All of us at NJVVMF feel very lucky
that we are working with an individual who works hard to help us achieve our goals.
-Kathleen Henry, Coordinator of Education Initiatives
& Resources, New Jersey Vietnam Era Education Center/Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation
Claudia Ocello of Museum Partners Consulting is a pleasure to work
with. She is dependable and professional. Her consulting work for The Newark Museum was completed in a timely and skillful
manner. I'm looking forward to our next project!
-Kevin Heller, Assistant Director
of Education for Instructional Services, Newark Museum