Big Back Pack

How to Purchase?

To initiate any of their services, interested school leaders only need to contact the founding consultant and advocate, Steve Mandell, at He can also be called at 843.830.1658.

Who do I contact with Questions?

Steve Mandell, 843.830.1658 or email

Big Back Pack focuses on helping schools be great places to work. We provide retained and contingency search for teachers and key staff. BBP helps you keep your people safe and your campus secure through safety and security assessment, critical faculty training (Child Abuse Prevention Education with Darkness to Light), and policy development. We also offer experienced human resources consulting in a variety of critical areas including total rewards planning and compliance.

Discount Information:

  • Teacher and Staff Placement
    Big Back Pack provides private school teacher and staff placement services through a proactive, non-traditional approach. They help schools hire key people in critical areas.
    Retained Leadership Search: Finance/Business Operations & Admissions
    Contingency Search: Math, Science, World Language, ESL, & Technology.
    • 10% Discount for MISBO Members
    • No Membership or Sign-Up Fee
    • Full Year Guarantee
    • Sliding Fee Schedule for Contingency Searches
    • Internship and Veterans Programs
  • School Safety and Security
    Big Back Pack works with organizations to ensure that there is a plan in place to keep their community safe and secure. We offer consulting services and important staff training.
    • 10% Discount for MISBO Members
    • Safety & Security Assessment
    • Child Abuse Prevention - Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training
    • Child Protection Policy Development
    • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Human Resources Consulting
    The core of our work is helping schools become great places to work. Our network of experts offers direct consulting services.
    • 10% Discount for MISBO Members
    • Total Rewards Planning
    • Employee Engagement
    • Professional Growth Programs
    • Compliance Audits