MCP Educational Consulting
strives to meet clients where they
are and elevate what they can do.

We are a relationship-driven consulting company. It is at the heart of all of our work. We want our clients to feel strong connections to the work, to the people around them and to the community.

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MCP Educational Consulting is a Philadelphia-based consulting company that supports a variety of educational-based needs. Services include building cohesive programming to align with the mission and culture of a school, organization or business. MCP works closely with you to understand your needs and share intentional and effective communication tools so that you can meet your goals and increase your impact. Relationships are at the core of what we do. Having a long-standing connection to a client allows us to do our work most effectively and to measure progress.


Melanie Pontz has been in the education field for over 20 years, both as a classroom teacher and as a program coordinator. Before starting her own consulting business, Melanie worked at JEVS Human Services as an Educational Counselor, supporting a vulnerable population of students on their path from high school to college or career. Before that, Melanie worked at the Anti-Defamation League in New York City, creating and facilitating diversity curriculum for students and teachers across the city. In the years prior to the ADL, Melanie was an elementary school teacher both in Boston and New York, after receiving her Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley University. Melanie has her BA in Psychology from Duke University. Melanie’s extensive experience leading groups, both in and out of the classroom, has greatly informed her consulting work and given her the skills to work in a variety of settings and to understand what it means to move a group forward.

As a growing company, we are committed to creating new ways for our team to connect and develop new skills outside of the workspace. For our annual off-site, we partnered with Melanie to facilitate team-building activities. I was incredibly impressed with how she was able to take our vision for the day and make it a reality. It was clear from the planning phase to the live event that Melanie has a natural gift for leading and bringing people together. We are grateful that we were able to find such a wonderful partner to help bring our team together and look forward to working with Melanie again in the future.

-Lauren Ravitz, COO PearsonRavitz
I have worked with Melanie multiple times for our company team-building events. The location, whether a venue or park, is never an issue for Melanie. Melanie is adaptable, has great connection with our employees and can utilize the surrounding environment into her activities. Melanie is professional and a pleasure to work with from initial planning to execution. I highly recommend Meanie and look forward to working with her on future outings!
-Nicole Belz, Elfant Pontz Properties
We have worked with Melanie several times and have absolutely loved her team building exercises and activities. Melanie has great insight, and each event has provided our team with actionable takeaways and food for thought. We find these events to be extremely helpful and plan on working with Melanie on an ongoing basis!
-Katey McGrath, Partner, Director of Operations, Elfant Wissahickon REALTORS
Melanie is an incredibly intuitive and supportive leader who has so much experience in helping organize and plan for events that bring out the best in everyone. We have partnered with MCP a number of times to support various team building initiatives, and each event has been personally transformational for the participants as well as the partners. I know that when we are working on a program with Melanie, I have total confidence that her expertise in planning and synergizing people will be amazing.
-Karen Krivit, Executive Director, Philly Goat Project
Working with Melanie and Elfant Pontz has been an amazingly positive experience. The partnership is strategic, not transactional, and has impacted many parts of our organization and our work.
-Frances Hoover, Executive Director, Smith Playground
Melanie has been an amazing support to the work we are doing at We Love Philly. We appreciate her commitment to visiting our site, supporting our mission, and giving us the opportunity to speak at events that she is hosting in order to attract prospective supporters to our cause. She is thorough and is always around to be of service to others!
- Carlos Aponte, Executive Director, We Love Philly
Melanie has worked diligently to empower Anderson Monarchs student-athletes and their families as they go through the process of applying to and selecting high schools. She has worked closely with our staff to develop a curriculum that exposes youth and their families to the full range of scholastic options in Philadelphia, while also creating a manageable plan for success. Whether facilitating informational group sessions or providing individual guidance, she is engaged, organized, and caring. And she gets results: with Melanie’s help over the last two years, every 8th grader in our program has been admitted to a select-admission public or private school.
-Amos Huron, Executive Director, Anderson Monarchs


Our service offerings are intentional.
The areas of need for clients are often about cohesion, community-building, and connecting to the larger community. When clients feel connected to the work, to their fellow employees and to the organization, they feel grounded and report more satisfaction.

MCP does “soft skills” training for employees of businesses and organizations. Soft skills training topics include: Teambuilding, Professionalism and Communication. MCP also offers guidance, curriculum and training for maintaining strong, adaptable, and motivated teams in the… LEARN MORE

Does your company give back to the community? How do you decide where your time or money goes? MCP can help initiate and maintain relationships with mission-fit organizations so that you can stay connected to where your time and resources go… LEARN MORE

Does your curriculum need updating or a larger overhaul? MCP will meet with you extensively to understand your needs and work with you to design curriculum that supports your mission and… LEARN MORE

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