At Marzano Research, we come from legendary stock.

At Marzano Research, we come from legendary stock. The original founder, Robert J. Marzano (we call him Bob), is an industry pioneer whose impact on education is significant. In 2019, we made some history of our own when we decided to take the company’s future in hand and focus on blazing new trails for the benefit of our clients, educators, and students.

That’s when we became a wholly woman-owned small business, combining the in-depth expertise, knowledge and experience of industry veterans Danette Parsley, Joy Bell, and Jennifer Norford. Our team includes dozens of long-term employees, giving us both a depth of experience and a sense of camaraderie and trust that encourages creativity and innovation.

Today, Marzano Research works at the forefront of practitioner-centered education improvement with clients of every size, background and need—from individual schools and districts to state education agencies and the federal government. We proudly serve seven states in the central region through the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central contract, one of ten RELs in the U.S. funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.

Our Approach

Marzano Research offers national, big-company education research and consulting capabilities with a collaborative, small-business approach. We roll up our sleeves, meet you where you are, and use “engineered simplicity” to solve your toughest education challenges. We skip the cookie-cutter or pre-set solutions, and your issues get personalized focus and answers that are uniquely yours.

Benefit Corporation for Good

At Marzano Research, we want not only to be successful for ourselves and our clients. We want to harness our business savvy to be a force for good in the world. To that end, we’re proud to be recognized as a Certified Benefit Company. As part of the burgeoning Benefit Corporation movement, we join a forward-thinking group of companies who embrace the business goal of focusing on the 3 P’s of “People, Planet and Profit.” That means we not only set the goal, we deploy business practices to achieve it—committing to do good for the earth, its people, as well as our bottom line. The criteria for certification from Benefit Corporations for Good are:

  1. Environmental sustainability and workplace “green practices”
  2. Leadership and management competencies that support employees, vendors/suppliers, and customers with a focus on values including: Transparency, Authenticity, Diversity/Inclusion, Stewardship and Purpose.
  3. Engagement with community and nonprofit initiatives that support the development of ‘equitable and healthy communities’ as well as vulnerable individuals and populations
  4. Sound and strategic business practices that foster profit and growth as well as metrics to monitor progress on criteria.

Read more about our decision to be a benefit company in this blog.

2020 Benefit Company Report