For over 25 years top-performing districts and their leaders have used our array of powerful tools,
analyses, and consultation to make their most
important decisions.

Our FrameWorks processes are proven tools for partnering and managing. Used by highly successful superintendents and principals, FrameWorks are applied across the district to guide growth and change.

By mapping your students and looking at demographic indicators like age, gender, race, ethnicity, household income, home value, MCA scores, and the population trends of growth and decline you can be confident in making the best possible decisions to benefit the students in your district.

Our Consultant Network gives you the support you need to be successful. Though our online certificate program, consultant resource library, peer network, and expert mentoring sessions you'll be ready for a career in helping schools and districts meet their missions.

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TeamWorks International is...

Trusted

For 25 years we've built our business solely on the basis of referrals.

We believe that a trusting relationship with our that demonstrates value over and over again is the best path to success.

So far we've been right.

Proven

With over 200 clients in 20 states, our consultants have used TeamWorks proprietary processes and tools to guide schools through every difficult decision and growth opportunity imaginable.

So you don't need to worry, we got this.

Data-Driven

We know that good decision making requires great data to back it up. Our consultants are supported by a team of expert demographic analysts. Our consultants are uniquely skilled in transforming data into insight, strategies and decisions.

About Us.

Your role and purpose as a leader is to
move your organization successfully from 

What Is… to What Ought to Be…

TeamWorks International is a trusted, proven and unique partner in how to do it.
Are you ready?

Our proven competencies, processes, and tools develop Partnership Leadership in organizations seeking a different approach from the traditional top → down way of implementing change. For 25 years, we’ve heard the needs of organizations like yours and worked side-by-side with them across all levels to customize approaches that build the capacity of the employees and the leaders. Bottom line? People across the organization are more able to contribute to and own the goals and ways Vision is achieved.

Perhaps you need…

  • A new way of leading that develops people’s capacity for system-wide partnership.
  • To help your team understand that improvement is part of standard work.
  • Approaches to prepare employees to understand and implement change.
  • A relevant and connected strategic plan.
  • An innovative approach to your changing market and/or demographics.
  • Teams that work together more effectively and more humanely.

Our services support you along the way:

  • We coach Individuals and teams
  • We facilitate Internal and external stakeholder engagement processes
  • We train our proprietary Partnership Leadership FrameWorks™ and Manage When One Must processes
  • We consult Organizational change readiness and change management
  • We customize A data-informed picture of current reality and performance through Insight Research

Meet the Team.

Dennis Cheesebrow

Principal and Founder

Dennis is a leader, organizational coach, and consultant with over 20 years of experience in creating insight, alignment, and action through the power of the FrameWorks™ processes.

His presence is characterized by creativity, humor, and strength-based leadership. His unique approach and style has led his clients consistently through growth, transition, and change with high levels of achievement and success. His experience covers a range of clients across education, government, faith-based, non-profit and for-profit organizations.

A broad background and experiences in business, management, marketing, product development, engineering, manufacturing, public speaking, education, and church ministry is leveraged on a daily basis in creating value and service to his clients.

Christine Wroblewski

Senior Consultant

Christine is a seasoned advisor, executive, and strategic communications practitioner in public and non-profit markets. As a valued, effective and personal consultant and coach, she enjoys guiding organizations and teams to connect and communicate more effectively by developing a deeper capacity for analysis, planning, prioritization, and development. Her areas of expertise include strategic communications, issue identification and management, stakeholder analysis, and stakeholder engagement.

Having served as both an executive in a major school district and as an independent consultant, she understands well the nuances and complexity of education-focused organizations. Her projects have included guiding organizations through change processes and major decision-making efforts; individual and cohort coaching grounded in TeamWorks’ proprietary FrameWorks™; and project coordination and facilitation of groups small and large.

Dr. Ray Queener

Senior Consultant

Ray Queener, senior consultant at TeamWorks International, blends his experience across multiple arenas to assist clients in the areas of partnership skills, strategic growth, personality and motivation awareness, and systemic alignment and accountability. Ray is known for his ease and comfort in working side by side with clients to approach each project with insight and compassion. Both lighthearted and results oriented, Ray brings energy, focus and hope to the organizations that he is honored to serve.

Ray has a wealth of experience in education in education having served in multiple capacities overserving over 30 years.  He began his career as a secondary math teacher in Luck, WI. He served as technology coordinator for South St. Paul Schools and later Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan (ISD 196).  He transitioned to finance director at ISD 196 and later Stillwater Area Public Schools (SAPS). He was later promoted to assistant superintendent at SAPS and served for 10 years.  Ray has spent his last 6 years as superintendent for Cambridge-Isanti Schools. Service is evident in Ray’s support for public education serving as Executive Board Member for Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) for many years.  

He also served on the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) board and was the Region VI Leadership Team Chair. He was nominated and received several awards from his colleagues including Administrator of Excellence in 2017.  Ray’s commitment to partnership, and his enthusiasm for supporting others as they learn and develop made him an ideal addition to the TeamWorks team in 2019.

Ray’s work with clients includes:  Strategic and tactical planning grounded  in organizational Vision; VisionCard accountability  systems development and implementation to ensure continuous improvement knowledge and capacity development;  Executive Coaching; customizing leadership development for clients through the Frameworks® Partnership Series grounded in TeamWorks’ proprietary FrameWorks™ and Organizational Development theory; and, Critical Position Benchmarks to assure job-­‐fit in key hires or restructuring.

Ray is recognized as a National Certified Superintendent through American Association of School Administrators (AASA) He earned his Doctorate in Educational Policy & Administration and received his Superintendent License from the University of Minnesota.  He earned his Master of Arts in Educational Administration from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where he also continues on as adjunct faculty. He has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education with a minor in Computer Science from University of Minnesota.

Dan Hoverman

Associate Consultant

Dan Hoverman brings 41 years of overall public school experience, including 30 years of public school leadership, to his new work as an associate with TeamWorks International.  During his tenure as a school administrator in the Mounds View Schools, he has served in a wide range of capacities from Director of Special Services, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Deputy Superintendent and, for the past nine years, Superintendent.  This broad range of experiences has enabled him to view and solve problems at the district and school level from a number of different and unique perspectives.  Dan has also had extensive experience in his career working with multi-district collaborative organizations in processes of re-design and continuous improvement.

Kim Scanlan

Associate Consultant

Dr. Kim Scanlan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the areas of Human Resources and Shared Services for both public and non-profit organizations. Kim’s experiences cover a wide variety of business environments including periods of rapid growth, significant downsizing, acquisition and divestiture. Kim’s ability to think both strategically and tactically enables organizations to navigate rapidly changing environments while remaining focused on an organization’s cultural and people issues.

Kim has a Doctorate of Organization & Management with an emphasis in Human Resources from Capella University. She received her M.B.A from Wichita State University and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Iowa State University. Kim has been an adjunct professor for 25+ years and taught both undergraduate and Masters level courses in Leadership, Management Strategy, Organizational Development and Change and all areas of Human Resources. Kim has served on numerous boards in multiple leadership capacities.

Rich Swanson

Insight Services Manager

Rich acts as the Insight Services Manager and as a Research Analyst for TeamWorks International’s Insight Services Department. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Geology from Winona State University, and a Masters Degree in Geography from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Rich’s extensive background and experience in private business, military, government, K-12 public education, post secondary education, faith-based organizations and various non-profit industries has allowed him to develop unique insight and a systemic approach to serving a wide range of client needs. Rich also teaches Physical and World Regional Geography at Southeast Technical College in Southeastern, MN. In his spare time he enjoys building wooden boats, pretends like he can play guitar, and gets lost finding new areas to explore in the Twin Cites

Matt Pohl

Geospatial Technologies Coordinator

Matt began working with TeamWorks in March of 2010 as an Insight Services Analyst. He has a Bachelors Degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse and holds a Masters Degree in GIS from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Before Joining TeamWorks, Matt acted as the GIS Coordinator for Buffalo County WI. Matt works hand in hand with many of TeamWorks’s clients, helping them discover relationships within their data, and ensuring efficacy in future planning. In addition to this, Matt is responsible for the development, deployment, and administration of Insight Online, TeamWorks’ web-based mapping and analytical tool. Ensuring that the customization of Insight Online meets clients’ needs along with keeping their data secure is a priority of Matt’s. He excels in spatial and statistical analysis, database management, web security and programming, and research and development. During his free time, Matt enjoys hunting, fishing, playing sports, and spending time with his family.

Bonnie Cheesebrow

Finance Manager

Bonnie oversees TeamWorks’ operation, human resource and fiscal activities. Her strength is developing processes and practices that ensure financial stability and create a high-performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity and job satisfaction.

On her own time, Bonnie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and watercolor painting.

Connie Buberl

Office Manager

Connie oversees the logistics of our consultants’ calendars and monthly invoicing.  She is a friendly connection to each of our clients and efficient in providing answers.  Connie’s background includes banking, office and financial management.

In her freetime, Connie enjoys jewelry making and other handiwork, gardening, and enjoying time with her family.

By the numbers...

1
School Districts

Including:

  • Mounds View, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Mankato, MN
  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • Mount Vernon, NJ
  • Edina, MN
  • Spring Lake Park, MN
  • Columbis, OH
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Ankeny, IA
  • Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Albany, NY
  • GenerationNext
  • Learning Forward
  • MASBO
  • New Rochelle, NY
1
States
1 %
Referral Rate

We are a referral based business. Fro 25 years we have grown through word of mouth by satisfied clients

Testimonials.

TeamWorks International consultants partner with clients, working with them to understand their needs and hopes to effectively design an approach that works specifically for each client. TeamWorks provides a set of tools and Frameworks that are flexible to changing circumstances and can be scaled throughout an organization.  It is an approach that can transform how a leader leads, how a follower experiences that leadership, and how everyone in the organization can partner to meet their individual and collective desires. Bottom line: it works!
Jeff Ronneberg, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Spring Lake Park Public Schools
I have worked with many organizations and have interacted with a number of different consultants. What was different about working with TeamWorks consultants, and the tools they use, was that they JUST MADE SENSE. I think it’s because they mix an understanding of human dynamics and relationships with the structural and developmental needs of a productive organization.
Ann Kvaal
AK Communications Association Management Company
TeamWorks supported us through our strategic planning process by providing a thoughtful analysis of our strengths and helping us identify areas for improvement and opportunities for the future. Our updated strategic plan has allowed us to provide even stronger services and support to our members.
Scott Croonquist
Executive Director Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Dennis Cheesebrow is a phenomenal, qualified executive coach who brings professionalism, high-level expertise with practical field experience and exceptional listening skills. He tailors each session to meet the client’s pressing needs while providing direction via practical and easy to apply theories. I am a more efficient and effective leader because of the executive coaching services Dennis provided. Thus, I am better equipped to continue leading an organization that will be relevant to meeting the needs of our members in 2025. I highly recommend Dennis and Teamworks International.
Christina Lamas
Executive Director - NFCYM
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Summary

After working with several organizations that were facing similar challenges over the years, it became clear to us at Teamworks International that we should share what we have been observing. Read how operating in Partnership unleashes the latent creativity and ownership that remains largely untapped in most organizations and how a partnership-based approach can reduce stress while increasing performance.

Insights include processes, known as FrameWorks, developed by author Dennis Cheesebrow to address issues of authority and power, provide structure to critical conversations, decision making processes, resource allocation, and many more leadership challenges.

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Location

7037 20th Ave. S. 
Centerville, MN 55038

Contact Us

Phone : + 1 651 429 7340

Our Hours

MON-FRI  9:00 – 5:00