Dr. John W. Hodge is vice president of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), a staff development and training organization that serves school districts throughout the United States. An expert in assisting schools to plan and implement strategies for continuous improvement, his career has been defined by helping students and teachers overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Dr. Hodge’s presentations often serve as “the spark” for many schools in their quest to meet state and federal accreditation standards.
Dr. Hodge is a trained facilitator for the Southern Regional Education Board’s 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 “Developing the 21st Century Principal” program.
Dr. Hodge has held many education-related roles including reading teacher, English teacher, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher, assistant principal and associate director of AVID Center, Eastern Division. He served as director of An Achievable Dream Academy, a high-performing, high-poverty school in the inner city 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.