Since inception in 2006, Hidden Sparks has provided intensive training in understanding students’ learning and behavior to 520 teachers from 100 Jewish day schools in the US and 10 schools in Israel. Additionally, 210 educators have been trained as Internal (peer) coaches to mentor teachers from 69 Jewish day schools in the New York Metro area, Baltimore, MD, Boca Raton, FL, and Chicago, IL, including nine schools in five Israeli cities (Jerusalem, Kfar Adumim, Lod, Modiin, Ramle).

The Hidden Sparks curriculum has been translated into Hebrew and parts into Arabic.

Hidden Sparks school-based coaching has impacted thousands of teachers. In 2017, Hidden Sparks coaches worked intensively with 440 classroom teachers, impacting 5200 students this year alone.

In addition to individual and group mentoring, each External coach delivers an an average of 20 workshops to teacher teams per year.


2017 ECP Program (NY): This year, Hidden Sparks External Coaches in eight NY schools are working intensively with 90 classroom teachers impacting over 1000  students in the New York metro area.

2017 ICP Program (US): 74 Internal Coaches are coaching 245 of their peers in our Internal Coach Programs in NY, NJ, FL, MD, IL, impacting over 2500 students.

2017 Israel Program: Our Israel program is running in 9 schools, working with 105 classroom teachers, and impacting 2700 students.

Webinars: Since its inception, Hidden Sparks Without Walls has offered 89 webinars with over 2,350 participating educators and parents from hundreds of Jewish Schools in 92 cities across 20 US states and 4 Canadian provinces, Chile, Brazil.

Title-funded Coaching: Over 600 days of coaching provided through Federal Title funding to teachers in NYC schools.

Recognized 5 times by Slingshot for innovation.

Official NYS Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education Requirements (CTLE). Recognized by the Ministry of Education, Israel for professional education credits.


82% of teachers use Hidden Sparks lenses to assess the cognitive demands of their lessons, 92% have changed their teaching in some way to address diverse learners. 95% of teachers report using collaborative learning in their lessons. 77% report using Hidden Sparks principles when talking with parents. 82% of respondents stated that they now communicated with their students in a more non-judgmental manner (Center for Educational Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University).

After our course, 95% of participants said that they learned something that could be applied to their challenging students and 89% reported a shift in how they looked at them, and external evaluators assessed that 70% of teachers who worked with a Hidden Sparks coach showed evidence of an increase in instructional approaches or strategies considered or implemented.