Dr. John W. Hodge is Vice-President of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC). ULLC is a staff development and training organization that serves school districts throughout the United States. Dr Hodge has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school where many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center were piloted. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards. Prior to starting his career in education, Dr. John W. Hodge distinguished himself in the service of our country with the 7th Infantry Division of the United States Army.
His career has been defined by helping students and teachers overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Dr. Hodge has served as a staff developer across the United States and has been a guest lecturer at Christopher Newport University, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University and George Washington University.
Dr. Hodge is a trained facilitator for the (SREB) Leadership Initiative Modules “Leading Assessment and Instruction” and “Creating a High Performance Learning Culture”, and a trained assessor and mentor/coach facilitator in the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) “Developing the 21st Century Principal” program.
Dr. Hodge’s presentations often serve as “the spark” for many schools in their quest to meet state and federal accreditation standards. He is also a frequent speaker for elementary, middle and high school student assemblies. Dr. John W. Hodge is an expert in helping schools plan and implement strategies for continuous improvement.
The United States and the world have endured unprecedented challenges in the past 18 months. Today, we are recovering from the impact of economic and social hurdles that may seem overwhelming. It’s during times like the present that leadership is most important. Guided by peer-reviewed research in resilience, and the lessons learned by school leaders after Hurricane Katrina, this presentation will provide participants with 5 research-supported principles designed to guide schools through the many obstacles ahead. Excellence is possible—even when times are tough.