Welcome to Cannon Education in Boston!

  • Educational program consulting for schools
  • Advocacy and support for students who learn differently.


Educational Program Consulting for Schools

We provide experienced consultation, project management, and support for public, independent, parochial, 

and charter schools in:

  • Strategic thinking, including leadership transition and accreditation processes.
  • Student services, including direct learning support to students, curricular support for diverse learners, and academic plans for students.
  • Curriculum development, including academic and advising program review.
  • Faculty professional development, including the creation of new professional development opportunities. 
  • Operational functions, including family communication and learning management systems.

Cannon Education in Boston takes on projects that are important to your school's success but that often get pushed aside for more immediate  day-to-day needs. With purposeful planning, we ensure that every project is mission-focused with a clear goal.

Advocacy and Support for Students

For families and middle-school, high-school, and college students, our education consulting  provides:

  • Parent advocacy consultation in the special education Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Section 504 Plan processes. 
  • Support for learning accommodation planning at independent schools.
  • Advocacy with a student's school to create a successful academic plan for school and home.
  • Academic coaching for executive function issues and study skills.

Understanding that academic stress can halt a student's progress, we work with families to create a team of support for the student and ensure open and productive communication with that team. 

About Cannon Education, LLC

Cannon Education, LLC

Cannon Education, LLC in Boston was founded in the spring of 2017 as a way to provide schools, students, and families the support that they need to meet the ever-increasing demands of education today. 

Michelle Cannon, Consultant

In 20 years as a school leader, program director, and teacher, I’ve learned that both schools and students need support that’s tailored to their unique individual identities.

In schools, I’ve led everything from leadership transitions, accreditation processes, admission outreach, and curriculum development to budgets, all-school events, and hiring. I’ve found that, in rightly prioritizing excellence in the classroom, schools are often stretched to give the needed attention to vital strategic and operational projects. I help schools to take on those initiatives, think strategically and systematically, and accomplish that important mission-driven work. 

I support families as a special education advocate through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Section 504 processes. The designing of these support plans can be emotional, stressful, and confusing. Parents know their children best. My goal is to empower families to best advocate for their children through understanding the special education services and laws.

I've seen so many talented young people struggle with the habits of being a student--homework, note-taking, test preparation, and the writing process. But with planning, practice, and reflection, students can break through their frustration. I teach students with executive function, writing production issues, and other learning differences, strategies that help them gain ownership of their academic work. I specialize in developing individual plans with students and families for achieving academic confidence.

I’m passionate about helping everyone in communities of learning break free from stress and realize that they have the tools they need to meet their goals.

Resume highlights:

  • Assistant Head of School for Academics and Operations, Boston University Academy.
  • Director of Inclusive Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester.
  • Founding Director of Academy Nine, The Steppingstone Foundation.
  • Latin teacher, Boston Latin School.
  • Director of Admission, Commonwealth School.
  • Trained in EmPower Writing Instruction, Architects for Learning.
  • Trained Parent Consultant, Federation of Children with Special Needs.
  • Member of Northeast Association of Learning Specialists, Special Needs Advocacy Network, and Association of Educational Therapists.
  • A.B. in Classics from Harvard College.
  • Currently pursuing a Master of Education degree in Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Email Request

Email Cannon Education, LLC to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your school's, student's, or family's needs.

Cannon Education, LLC

Dorchester, MA 02125