Designed to create schools in which all children and youth are welcomed, valued, empowered, supported, and learning.

Raving Fans

A spellbinding speaker

“Richard Villa is a spellbinding speaker who brings out all the issues of inclusion sharply with humour and in a way that is immediately practical. We learned so much from him.”

Professor Tim Brighouse
Education Czar London, England
Great at involving his audience

“Dr. Villa is great at involving his audience. We had many opportunities to interact and practice what he was presenting. Bravo! He is very good at what he does.”

Malisa Jordan
One of the most productive and inspiring keynotes I can recall

“Your presentation was one of the most productive and inspiring opening day keynotes that I can recall in my many years as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. The success of this morning’s program is truly a reflection of your passion, knowledge, and talent.”

M. Pladus, Superintendent
Upper Dublin, PA


From Keynote and half-day presentations to an intensive two week-long institute, Bayridge Consortium, Inc. is able to organize and assume programmatic responsibility for your training, consultation, and evaluation needs.

Restructuring for Caring & Effective Education

Access and Success for All

Learn the characteristics of inclusionary schools, rationales for change, organizational and instructional strategies.



Participants become familiar with the 4 approaches to co-teaching and learn about the benefits and cautions when applying each approach.

Differentiating Instruction

Differentiating Instruction

Learn approaches to differentiating the content students learn, the process through which they learn it, and how they demonstrate what they have learned.

Meet Richard and Jacqueline

Dr. Richard A. Villa
Dr. Richard A. Villa

Dr. Richard A. Villa, President of Bayridge Consortium, Inc., develops support systems for educating all students within general education settings.

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Dr. Jacqueline Thousand
Dr. Jacqueline Thousand

Dr. Jacqueline Thousand, Professor Emerita at California State University San Marcos and Vice President of Bayridge Consortium, involved in international teacher education and inclusive education.

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