About the Founder

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Steven C. Pereus

President and founder of Enlīt, LLC, a K-12 performance management and services company that has served approximately 100 clients in 12 states.  Steve began his education career when he was recruited by the business community and Board of Education for the role of Business Manager and the COO of Toledo Public Schools.  He was retained as part of a community-wide effort to raise performance, improve the perception of the district, and create financial stability.  As COO of Toledo Public Schools, Steve led changes that generated $17 mm in savings in three years and solved major labor, financial, operating, and public relations problems. 

  • MBA in Finance from Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Management
  • MS in Engineering from the University of Idaho
  • BS from the University of Toledo


Steve developed and delivered workshops on data-driven improvement and performance management for ASBOs across the country.

Books and Publications
  • Budgeting for Efficiency and Effectiveness, School Business Affairs, October 2012
  • Using Data-Driven Methods to Improve School District Efficiency, OASBO, July 2011
  • Getting Results with Technology, School Business Affairs, April 2004
  • Performance Management for Government, S. C. Pereus, Sheshunoff, 2002
  • Selecting Software, American School Board Journal, October 2002
  • Technology Management for Schools, S. C. Pereus, Sheshunoff, 2001
  • Beyond the Classroom, How Technology Can Improve Your District, ASBJ, July 2001
  • The Next Step, Managing your District’s Technology, Electronic-School, March 2001
  • Cut Costs without Cutting Quality, American School Board Journal, May 2000
  • Performance Improvement and Cost Control for Schools, S. C. Pereus, Sheshunoff, 2000
  • The Financial Plan, American School Board Journal, School Spending, 2000