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About Us

Proficiencyfirst is a compendium of unique products and services drawn from a variety of carefully selected education developers. We've chosen them because each offers schools, administrators, teachers, parents or students the tools to help more fully attain academic, communication or behaviorial goals.


Success begins with a strong foundation.  
Let us help your school make every endeavor a success.

Warmest regards,
Kevin Howell, CEO and Co-founder



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The Positive Social Network For your School

Focus: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

FEV Tutor

Female Students

Personalized 1:1 tutoring, connected to the classroom, designed to drive results.


Focus: Intervention

Family Learning Company


Helping Families Help Each Other Read and Write

Focus: Family Literacy

About Me


Kevin is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, C-Suite Officer, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Board Member with 20 years of success in education, educational assessment, publishing, software, IT, and technology. Leveraging extensive experience in leadership and strategic planning, he is a valuable asset for similar-sector companies under $25M looking for market identification, value proposition, marketing strategy, product development and launch, sales, and growth. His broad areas of expertise include entrepreneurship; startup companies and divisions; general management; business analysis, strategy, planning, and execution; assessment and reporting; market positioning and content messaging; sales forecasting and management; solutions and relationship sales; CRM; business process engineering (BPR); turnarounds; software development; program management; and investor and industry relations. 

Kevin’s guiding premise is every child can achieve. This inclusive belief serves as an important driver and career constant that brings not only significant learning opportunities to the widest range of challenged children – but also binds personal satisfaction to all his professional achievements.

Kevin obtained a B.A. in Economics from Vassar College. He has served on boards and advisory councils, including for Education World and ACT Aspire.

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