Team IDE

IDE Corp – Innovative Designs for Education – has provided transformational professional learning to schools and districts from our headquarters in NJ since 1997, and in 2014 we opened an office in Naples, FL.

Based on the work of Dr. Nancy Sulla, author of six books on rethinking classroom instruction, we are known for creating the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom™, a student-driven learning environment, characterized by high academic rigor, increased engagement, enhanced executive function, and SEL competencies.

We provide workshops, coaching, and other professional learning opportunities both on-site and online with a personalized approach that is intensely user-focused, offers endless possibilities paired with practical solutions, and is results-oriented! 

We ARE Innovative Designs for Education!

Our Vision

Making a difference, one teacher at a time.

One day a man was walking along a sandy beach where hundreds of starfish had washed up on the shore. He noticed a boy in the distance picking them up one by one and gently throwing them back into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The boy explained that he was returning the starfish to the sea. The man challenged, “There are too many. It can’t possibly make a difference.” At that, the boy picked up another starfish, threw it into the ocean, and said with a smile, “It made a difference to that one.” – Adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley

IDE Corp. strives to be the world leader in visioning, designing, and implementing instructional and organizational models that empower all learners.

We engage educators in continual reflective practice to shift paradigms and to transform the teaching/learning process.

We believe that teachers should be the architects and facilitators of complex learning environments that provide all students with access to a rich and academically rigorous curriculum.

We design innovative learning environments in schools, universities, homes, businesses, and the world.

We create learning environments that meld the possibilities of the future with the practicalities of the present.

We motivate educators to shift their belief systems to new ways of thinking.

We educate others about new strategies and structures for results-oriented learning environments.

We make a difference! One student, one teacher, one administrator, one school, one district, one corner of our world at a time…

Our Approach

IDE Corp. provides consultative professional learning, which we view differently from training services. While we provide teachers with new strategies and structures to use in their classrooms (thus, the training aspect), we accomplish this through a consultative process. That is, we work with our clients to identify their needs and select the tools that will prove most useful to them at the time. Our consultants have access to a variety of online materials, thus offering their clients just-in-time learning.

MyQPortal Resource: Developing Authentic Problems to Drive Instruction

MyQPortal Resource: Formative Assessment

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Nancy Sulla, CEO, president, and founder of IDE Corp., is an author, national speaker, and thought leader in transforming learning environments to build student engagement, empowerment, and efficacy. As the creator of the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom™, Dr. Sulla leads her educational consulting firm in the pursuit of equity-focused instructional design and to position students to change the world. Learn more about Dr. Nancy Sulla at

IDE Corp.’s leadership strives to ensure high-quality service, instructional innovation, effective communication, and operational efficiency by cultivating an organizational culture that values collaboration and collective knowledge acquisition.

  • Tanya Bosco, Chief Strategy Officer
  • Felicia Hillman, Chief Operating Officer
  • Nicole Koch, Chief Brand Officer
  • Shané Beauford, Vice President of Learning Design & Equity
  • Christina Vowinkel, Vice President of Consulting Services

Our Offices

New Jersey Office
IDE Corp. – Innovative Designs for Education
545 Island Road, Suite 3B
Ramsey, NJ 07446

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Florida Office
IDE Corp. – Innovative Designs for Education
649 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102