IDE Corp. has been providing instructional and organizational consulting services to schools since 1987.

Team IDE works with school districts around the country to help them shift paradigms and design new approaches to instruction. We are among the very few professional development providers that offer a comprehensive instructional model that is the synthesis of the best research available on student achievement.

IDE Corp. President and Founder Dr. Nancy Sulla is known nationally for her work in designing Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms. She is a video professor for Canter Productions’ Distance Learning Master’s in Teaching program; her work is featured in three videos by the Video Journal of Education (now PD360) on The Technology-Infused Classroom; her published articles seek to inspire educators to take the next step; and she is a frequently-invited speaker at national and local conferences.

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. IDE believes 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 in 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 development, 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.

IDEportal Resource: Developing Authentic Problems to Drive Instruction

IDEportal Resource: Formative Assessment

Our Leadership Team

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.

  • Nancy Sulla, President and Founder – Leads the team in carrying out the mission of the company and in expanding our influence toward making a difference in the world.
  • Tanya Bosco, Executive Vice President
  • Boyd Adolfsson, Vice President of Finance and Operations
  • Cori Uray, Vice President of Consulting Services
  • Felicia Hillman, Director of Consulting Services
  • Nicole Koch, Director of Virtual Learning Experiences

Media Kit

About Dr. Nancy Sulla Official IDE Corp. Bio (PDF)

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

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