About Us

Leading the Way

In 2008, Robert Marzano co-founded Marzano Research with the goal of working with educators to understand and address their unique needs and aspirations for improving their students’ futures.

Our work with schools and districts included applied research and tailored technical assistance focused on curriculum development, instruction, classroom assessment, teacher support and development, student engagement, and personalized competency-based education.

With an eye to improving education for all, Marzano Research expanded our operations into sponsored research funded by external agencies when it won the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central contract in 2012. REL Central serves the states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, and is one of ten RELs funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. RELs work in partnership with state education agencies, districts, schools, and others to conduct applied research, communicate information about approaches that are based on credible research, and provide technical assistance to support educators in using research and evidence to address practical issues. Marzano Research has built a team that brings world-class applied research and technical assistance to education agencies both large and small.

Stepping Into the Future

In 2019, Marzano Research took our next step into the future, becoming a woman-owned small business led by principals Joy Bell, Jennifer Norford, and Danette Parsley. They bring more than half a century of experience in guiding and shaping professional services organizations. With Robert Marzano remaining as a strategic advisor and collaborator, this move combined the forces of a team of seasoned education executives with a leading research and technical assistance organization.

Today, we continue to work at the forefront of practitioner-centered education improvement. Our researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds in the education field facilitate change and support educators, learners, and systems as they learn, evolve, and thrive.

We look forward to learning about your work and finding ways to partner on your efforts to improve children’s futures.