SoundOut transforms education through Meaningful Student Involvement.


SoundOut works with K-12 schools to provide expert services focused on Student VoiceStudent Engagement and Meaningful Student Involvement.

We are hired by school districts, state agencies and education-focused nonprofits. Founded by Adam Fletcher, the SoundOut team has worked with more than 300 schools in 20 states across the United States, several Canadian provinces, and many other countries internationally.



Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Olympia, Washington, SoundOut has served more than 300 client organizations in 18 states around the U.S., in Canada, Europe, Australia and South America who are dedicated to Student Voice and Meaningful Student Involvement.

SoundOut is a program of CommonAction Consulting, a private firm. Our work is funded through fee-for-service contracts with K-12 schools, districts, education agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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We aren’t talk. Instead, SoundOut is a boutique consulting firm that works directly with education clients, including individual K-12 schools, districts, state/provincial agencies, federal agencies and education-focused nonprofit organizations.

SoundOut has led more than 25 projects with 300+ K-12 schools in 10 states in the U.S. and four provinces in Canada. We’ve also worked in the U.K. and Australia.

We have also partnered with dozens of government agencies and nonprofit organizations at the local, state and national levels.

SoundOut is committed to transforming education. We work with schools on a number of issues. Through the years, our expertise has led to transforming hundreds of educators, thousands of students and many communities. We have cultivated this expertise through our projects and research. Following is a list of the topics we specialize in; click on the topic to learn more.

School Transformation

Meaningful Student Involvement

Student Voice

Student Engagement

Student/Adult Partnerships

Barriers to Students

Students on School Boards


To learn more about our work in these areas, contact us.

Find a comprehensive list of our past partner schools and organizations.


SoundOut has a deep understanding of the educational needs, legal and regulatory requirements and fiscal constraints that often dictate the ability of a school to foster student/adult partnerships that support Student Voice through Meaningful Student Involvement.


  • Help schools and agencies maximize resources
  • Make better decisions using performance measurement techniques
  • Improve learning, teaching and leadership processes
  • Increase grant compliance
  • Empower students and adults to genuinely transform schools

Learn more about our theory and practice.


Many of SoundOut projects have touched areas throughout education, including leadership, curriculum, classroom management, school improvement, assessment, parent engagement, community/school partnerships and more. SoundOut’s current work includes more than 200 contracts in more than 18 states. SoundOut has several designated practice areas which each have a proven track record of achieving desired results for clients. Our multidisciplinary approach meet the needs of our partners and clients as they address challenges and pursue opportunities.

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