About Us

Ethica, LLC provides consulting services, training, support, and evaluation for federal K12 education programs.

Ethica is run by Drs. Cheryl L. Sattler and John H. Lockwood, in collaboration with other partners as needed.


Ethica, LLC
Ethica, LLC

Cheryl L. Sattler, J.D., Ph.D., has been working in and writing about federal education programs for over 20 years. Dr. Sattler is a senior partner at Ethica, LLC, where she advocates for the use of federal funds to support the achievement of students with all kinds of needs – students living in poverty, experiencing homelessness, in foster care, with special education needs, and English learners.

She's been a researcher, evaluator, journalist, school reform advisor, consultant, and a state-federal programs bureau chief. She also works with Legal Services of North Florida as an education advocate for children in foster care. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications, and a master's in education research, and a doctorate in education policy, all from Florida State University. She also holds a J.D. from Concord Law School.

John H. Lockwood, Ph.D., brings more than 30 years of research, management, assessment, and school improvement work to Ethica, LLC. In past positions, Dr. Lockwood has directed projects to scale up newly adopted standards in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and has actively participated in turning around low-performing schools, including supporting a statewide system of support that directly served "D" and "F" schools. He has also served as part of the Comprehensive Center Network of federally funded technical assistance centers since 2007.

Contributing to Dr. Lockwood's broad expertise in building SEA capacity is his prior service as Research Director for the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement (CCSRI). He provided the CCSRI with technology-based supports to assist districts and schools in understanding the research base for school reform and produced the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) solutions catalog. He also wrote the Brief research series, which translated promising academic research into applied practices that districts and schools could understand and then adapt to improving student achievement. He also took on key roles in evaluations, curriculum audits, and other research and writing projects to improve national programs and turn around low-performing schools in SEAs and LEAs across the country.

He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the State University of New York - Fredonia, a master's in philosophy, a master's in teaching, and a doctorate in education foundations from the University of Florida.

Ethica, LLC

Why Name a Business Ethica?

Ethica, LLC, is shorthand for our core belief: everyone deserves sound results, done the right way. We strive to provide the support our clients need in a timely, ethical, and cost-effective manner.

Who are Ethica's Clients?

  • School Districts
  • State Departments of Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction Providers
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Education Researchers
  • And More