From Assistant Principals Workshop Dr. DJ has been instrumental in my leadership growth. I've had the pleasure of working with her for years, first as an aspiring principal and later as a new principal. I've been a part of both her professional development courses as well as benefited from her one-on-one leadership coaching. Her practical advice, elbow-to-elbow coaching, and planning tools have helped shape my practice and broadened my leadership perspective. As an assistant principal and aspiring principal, Dr. DJ was instrumental in challenging us to grow as instructional leaders. We received in time tools and strategies to prepare us for the principalship. With her coaching support throughout my first year as a principal, I was able to begin the necessary steps toward changing our school culture and increasing our student achievement. Thank you, Dr. DJ, for all your support!

Leslie Kinard, Principal, Thomasville City Schools, NC

From Beginning Principals Workshop Highly recommend this workshop for new principals as they set the tone for the year.

K. Dombrowski, Principal, Stanly County Schools, NC

DJ is a wealth of knowledge regarding principal leadership. I have a plan going into the first 90 days of this school year, as well as a framework for revisiting my school’s mission, vision, and beliefs!

L. McGuire, Principal, Gaston County Schools, NC

Practical ideas to implement right away. I will use the information learned today to outline my 90-day plan for my new school. Dr. Jones helped me to organize a 90-day plan as a new principal. I left feeling more at ease and prepared to meet the needs of my school

J. Spivey, Harnett County Schools, NC

From Aspiring Principals Workshop DJ has provided staff development to select assistant principals for the last several years as part of a year long program called Aspiring Principals. The program is designed to prepare those assistant principals in our district who are seen as principal ready to take the next step in their careers. She provided three two-hour sessions over three different dates, one at the beginning of the school year in September, one in January, and the final one in April at the end of the class. I personally always benefit from listening to DJ, even if it is only a reminder of the priorities we must have when leading schools. I know the class participants gained a great deal in knowledge and common sense advice on navigating the principalship. In the past year Cumberland County has appointed more than ten principals to positions who came through the Aspiring Principals' program. I believe all of them are better leaders as a result of the tremendous professional development and resources DJ provided.

Mark Culbreth, Director of School Support, Cumberland County, NC

REVIEWS FROM ASPIRING LEADERS

Read reviews from workshop participants and others who have received coaching and mentoring from Dr. DJ.

ELC…developing “Leaders of Leaders” in schools, on athletic fields, in corporate boardrooms, and everywhere in between!

CONTACT

PO Box 7793 Greensboro, NC 27417 336-314-7582 (phone) 336-315-1883 (fax) drdj @ bereadytolead.com

SERVICES

Half-Day, 1-Day, & 2-Day Workshops

Coaching and Planning Sessions

DiSC Work of Leaders Workshop

True Colors Workshops

Time to Teach Workshops

One-on-one Coaching

Customized Consulting

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Dr. Jones helps develop leadership skills for team members of educational, government, business and non-profit organizations
With her coaching support throughout my first year as a principal, I was able to begin the necessary steps toward changing our school culture and increasing our student achievement. Leslie Kinard, Principal, Thomasville City Schools, NC
From Time to Teach Workshop During a summative conference, I asked a teacher the following question "What did she attribute to the dramatic improvement in her classroom management from the previous year?" She shared that she used the Time to Teach skills she was taught by Dr. Jones. She and her students modeled procedures and what acceptable classroom behavior should look like. She also added with a smile that the students became managers of their teams and held everyone accountable. The classroom management improvement led to great teacher confidence and thus improved student achievement. Great success story!.

Shelia Gilliard, Principal, Southern Middle School, Moore County Schools

From Principal Fellows Sessions DJ has done several sessions on instructional leadership for the Principal Fellows and had outstanding evaluations from the participants. She also facilitated the interview process for candidates for our program at one of our sites. Our Principal Fellows gained knowledge and strategies to help them perform their role as instructional leaders. DJ shared a wealth of information with them and also provided quality resources they can use in their work in schools. DJ is very knowledgeable and connects with her audience. She has a wealth of experience in a variety of leadership roles and is able to share her insights and suggestions to help participants learn. She includes numerous opportunities for participants to be actively involved in her sessions. The Principal Fellows love her! I highly recommend Dr. Jones. She is someone you can depend on to provide quality service..

Catherine Payne, Former Director, North Carolina Principal Fellows Program

From Time to Teach Workshop Dr. Jones has been the presenter for our first year teachers. She provides a full day training for the teachers and it has been highly rated by the teachers. She provides real-life experiences and information that teachers find helpful and very supporting during their first year. [As a result of the leadership sessions] I was able to see an increase in the performance of the beginning teachers in the district. I have also noted a decrease in the number of being teachers who are completely leaving the profession during their first years of teaching. As a district, we have seen some of our schools build more stability among staff and increase student and school performance. Dr. Jones is an excellent presenter. I highly recommend her sessions..

Antonia Beatty, Director of Human Resources and Federal Programs, Bladen County Schools

From Time to Teach Workshop Dr. DJ provided support for me during my early days as a school leader, especially in the area of professional development and instructional support. Dr. DJ helped me to identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of my teachers and then develop activities and learning opportunities to build on their strengths. These activities allowed me to support my teachers in focusing on and increasing student learning through more effective collaboration and focused intervention. Her work with teachers on classroom management is incredibly effective and helps teachers to understand their hidden assumptions and bias about student behavior. This leads to an understanding of what motivates students in the classroom and how teachers can harness that motivation to create an environment that is conducive to achievement.

Tracy Metcalf, Principal, New Century Middle School , Moore County Schools

From Leadership Academy Presentation Very motivating. She understood our population and how hard we focus everyday to ensure our students' academic success. Enjoyed positive attitude and validation towards what we do. I loved Dr. Jones. We should take some things she said to make changes to our school. (Example: "What is best for our students.") It was amazing and super helpful!!! She was inspiring and spoke alot of truths. Dr. Jones said, 'A successful school is built on good relationships between the staff and adminstration.'

Quotes from Participants of Sandhills Leadership Academy Presentation

From 2019 New Principals Boot Camp Workshop This was a very powerful workshop! I really learned a lot of practical strategies and resources. I would highly recommend this to new principals.

Tabitha, WS/FC Schools

Well organized and informative. A beginning principal will enjoy this workshop. It was practical and able to be used right away.

Yvette, Harnett County Schools

The Boot Camp was very resourceful. As a new principal, there are many things that I needed examples and information about, this Boot Camp satisfied my curiosity. Helped to quell my nervousness.

Eric, Hickory City Schools

From 2020 New Principals Boot Camp Workshop When I started this journey I was not sure what I would get from it. I was not sure I would even enjoy this professional development. Now that I am at the end, I was wrong. I now feel after working with Dr. Jones that I have a purpose. That purpose is to lead. I have been pushed out of my comfort zone to ultimately make myself a great leader. She stated there was something she saw in me and that I always need to be prepared for the next move in my life. I will take all the tools learned in this program to better myself and those around me. Thank You Dr. Jones.

Ronnie Marshall, AP – Guilford County Schools

If you want genuine conversations about what it means to be an administrator in today’s schools, take this course with Dr. J. She defines what an AP truly does on a daily basis AND, most importantly, what an AP should be doing to prepare for their own school. Honest and candid discussions highlight the course focusing on the challenges and the imperatives for aspiring principals.

Carol Watson-Hollar, AP/Teacher – Wayne County Public Schools

Dr. Jones helps develop leadership skills for team members of educational, government, business and non-profit organizations
From Assistant Principals Workshop Dr. DJ has been instrumental in my leadership growth. I've had the pleasure of working with her for years, first as an aspiring principal and later as a new principal. I've been a part of both her professional development courses as well as benefited from her one-on-one leadership coaching. Her practical advice, elbow-to-elbow coaching, and planning tools have helped shape my practice and broadened my leadership perspective. As an assistant principal and aspiring principal, Dr. DJ was instrumental in challenging us to grow as instructional leaders. We received in time tools and strategies to prepare us for the principalship. With her coaching support throughout my first year as a principal, I was able to begin the necessary steps toward changing our school culture and increasing our student achievement. Thank you, Dr. DJ, for all your support!

Leslie Kinard, Principal, Thomasville City

Schools, NC

From Beginning Principals Workshop Highly recommend this workshop for new principals as they set the tone for the year.

K. Dombrowski, Principal, Stanly County

Schools, NC

DJ is a wealth of knowledge regarding principal leadership. I have a plan going into the first 90 days of this school year, as well as a framework for revisiting my school’s mission, vision, and beliefs!

L. McGuire, Principal, Gaston County Schools,

NC

Practical ideas to implement right away. I will use the information learned today to outline my 90-day plan for my new school. Dr. Jones helped me to organize a 90-day plan as a new principal. I left feeling more at ease and prepared to meet the needs of my school

J. Spivey, Harnett County Schools, NC

From Aspiring Principals Workshop DJ has provided staff development to select assistant principals for the last several years as part of a year long program called Aspiring Principals. The program is designed to prepare those assistant principals in our district who are seen as principal ready to take the next step in their careers. She provided three two-hour sessions over three different dates, one at the beginning of the school year in September, one in January, and the final one in April at the end of the class. I personally always benefit from listening to DJ, even if it is only a reminder of the priorities we must have when leading schools. I know the class participants gained a great deal in knowledge and common sense advice on navigating the principalship. In the past year Cumberland County has appointed more than ten principals to positions who came through the Aspiring Principals' program. I believe all of them are better leaders as a result of the tremendous professional development and resources DJ provided.

Mark Culbreth, Director of School Support,

Cumberland County, NC

REVIEWS FROM ASPIRING LEADERS

Read reviews from workshop participants and others who

have received coaching and mentoring from Dr. DJ.

ELC…developing “Leaders of Leaders” in schools, on athletic fields, in corporate boardrooms, and everywhere in between!

CONTACT

PO Box 7793 Greensboro, NC 27417 336-314-7582 (phone) 336-315-1883 (fax) drdj @ bereadytolead.com

SERVICES

Half-Day, 1-Day, & 2-Day Workshops

Coaching and Planning Sessions

DiSC Work of Leaders Workshop

True Colors Workshops

Time to Teach Workshops

One-on-one Coaching

Customized Consulting

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Historically Underutilized Business
Copyright © Educational Leadership Consulting. All rights reserved. Web development by A Better Web, Inc.
consulting | coaching | leadership training | Time to Teach Workshops | True Colors Workshops | DiSC Workshops
With her coaching support throughout my first year as a principal, I was able to begin the necessary steps toward changing our school culture and increasing our student achievement. Leslie Kinard, Principal, Thomasville City Schools, NC
From Time to Teach Workshop During a summative conference, I asked a teacher the following question "What did she attribute to the dramatic improvement in her classroom management from the previous year?" She shared that she used the Time to Teach skills she was taught by Dr. Jones. She and her students modeled procedures and what acceptable classroom behavior should look like. She also added with a smile that the students became managers of their teams and held everyone accountable. The classroom management improvement led to great teacher confidence and thus improved student achievement. Great success story!.

Shelia Gilliard, Principal, Southern Middle

School, Moore County Schools

From Principal Fellows Sessions DJ has done several sessions on instructional leadership for the Principal Fellows and had outstanding evaluations from the participants. She also facilitated the interview process for candidates for our program at one of our sites. Our Principal Fellows gained knowledge and strategies to help them perform their role as instructional leaders. DJ shared a wealth of information with them and also provided quality resources they can use in their work in schools. DJ is very knowledgeable and connects with her audience. She has a wealth of experience in a variety of leadership roles and is able to share her insights and suggestions to help participants learn. She includes numerous opportunities for participants to be actively involved in her sessions. The Principal Fellows love her! I highly recommend Dr. Jones. She is someone you can depend on to provide quality service..

Catherine Payne, Former Director, North

Carolina Principal Fellows Program

From Time to Teach Workshop Dr. Jones has been the presenter for our first year teachers. She provides a full day training for the teachers and it has been highly rated by the teachers. She provides real-life experiences and information that teachers find helpful and very supporting during their first year. [As a result of the leadership sessions] I was able to see an increase in the performance of the beginning teachers in the district. I have also noted a decrease in the number of being teachers who are completely leaving the profession during their first years of teaching. As a district, we have seen some of our schools build more stability among staff and increase student and school performance. Dr. Jones is an excellent presenter. I highly recommend her sessions..

Antonia Beatty, Director of Human Resources

and Federal Programs, Bladen County Schools

From Time to Teach Workshop Dr. DJ provided support for me during my early days as a school leader, especially in the area of professional development and instructional support. Dr. DJ helped me to identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of my teachers and then develop activities and learning opportunities to build on their strengths. These activities allowed me to support my teachers in focusing on and increasing student learning through more effective collaboration and focused intervention. Her work with teachers on classroom management is incredibly effective and helps teachers to understand their hidden assumptions and bias about student behavior. This leads to an understanding of what motivates students in the classroom and how teachers can harness that motivation to create an environment that is conducive to achievement.

Tracy Metcalf, Principal, New Century Middle

School , Moore County Schools

From Leadership Academy Presentation Very motivating. She understood our population and how hard we focus everyday to ensure our students' academic success. Enjoyed positive attitude and validation towards what we do. I loved Dr. Jones. We should take some things she said to make changes to our school. (Example: "What is best for our students.") It was amazing and super helpful!!! She was inspiring and spoke alot of truths. Dr. Jones said, 'A successful school is built on good relationships between the staff and adminstration.'

Quotes from Participants of Sandhills

Leadership Academy Presentation

From 2019 New Principals Boot Camp Workshop This was a very powerful workshop! I really learned a lot of practical strategies and resources. I would highly recommend this to new principals.

Tabitha, WS/FC Schools

Well organized and informative. A beginning principal will enjoy this workshop. It was practical and able to be used right away.

Yvette, Harnett County Schools

The Boot Camp was very resourceful. As a new principal, there are many things that I needed examples and information about, this Boot Camp satisfied my curiosity. Helped to quell my nervousness.

Eric, Hickory City Schools

From 2020 New Principals Boot Camp Workshop When I started this journey I was not sure what I would get from it. I was not sure I would even enjoy this professional development. Now that I am at the end, I was wrong. I now feel after working with Dr. Jones that I have a purpose. That purpose is to lead. I have been pushed out of my comfort zone to ultimately make myself a great leader. She stated there was something she saw in me and that I always need to be prepared for the next move in my life. I will take all the tools learned in this program to better myself and those around me. Thank You Dr. Jones.

Ronnie Marshall, AP – Guilford County Schools

If you want genuine conversations about what it means to be an administrator in today’s schools, take this course with Dr. J. She defines what an AP truly does on a daily basis AND, most importantly, what an AP should be doing to prepare for their own school. Honest and candid discussions highlight the course focusing on the challenges and the imperatives for aspiring principals.

Carol Watson-Hollar, AP/Teacher – Wayne

County Public Schools

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