Consulting Services

AADULLC provides customizable professional learning solutions and K-12 social and emotional curriculums for individual schools and districts across the country. We enhance school culture, empower educators, and equip students for success through:

  • Diagnostic assessments and a customized plan
  • Training for school leaders in research-based best practices of distributed leadership
  • On-site coaching to ensure the implementation of these practices in the school culture
  • Classroom-ready SEL-based curriculum packs
  • Full support from our team of educational experts
  • Social and emotional learning and wellness

The AADULLC theory of action is informed by several bodies of research, including the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), the AADULLC S.A.M.E. (Social, Academic, and Moral Education) Framework, and the AADULLC School Improvement Planning Process. In addition, our best practices have been tested and refined over three decades at our innovative An Achievable Dream Academies in Virginia.

Our Areas of Expertise Include

  • Instructional Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Turnaround School Leadership
  • Trauma Informed Practices
  • School Culture and Climate
  • Data Analysis
  • Teacher Training
  • Executive Coaching for School Leaders
  • Curriculum Development
  • Assessment and Accountability
  • Behavior, Discipline, and Restorative Practices
  • Diagnostic Assessments
  • Social and Emotional Learning and Wellness

Path for Implementation

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Keynote Speaking with Dr. John Hodge

About Dr. John W. Hodge

Dr. John W. Hodge is the Chief Inspiration Officer of An Achievable Dream and the co-founder of An Achievable Dream Urban Learning Leadership Center (AADULLC). Dr. Hodge has over 28 years of experience in education and is a nationally recognized consultant and keynote speaker. During his career, Dr. Hodge has provided training and support to educators in over 300 rural, urban, and suburban school districts that serve over a million students in the United States, Canada, and South America. His work and expertise are particularly focused on the areas of leadership, student achievement, equity, student resilience, poverty, and high academic achievement despite the presence of risk factors. Dr. Hodge received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina A&T State University and his Master of Arts degree from Chapman University. John completed his academic and professional preparation by earning a Doctor of Education degree from Virginia Tech, where he conducted extensive research on factors that contribute to the academic success and/or failure of impoverished children.

What sets Dr. Hodge apart in the field of education is his well-documented ability to put research and theory into everyday practice in rural, urban, and suburban schools. Dr. Hodge has helped educators in elementary, middle, and high schools make the necessary changes to help all children meet and exceed rigorous academic standards. He is known as a master teacher and staff developer. Dr. Hodge’s career has been defined by assisting students and teachers overcome obstacles and achieve goals. He has also served as an inspirational speaker throughout the United States. Dr. John W. Hodge is truly one of America’s most respected voices in education. His seminars are often “the spark” for schools in their quest to meet and exceed state/federal accreditation standards and implement strategies for continuous improvement. Dr. Hodge is an expert in helping schools create and sustain academic excellence. Prior to starting his career in education, Dr. Hodge distinguished himself in the service of our country with the 7th Infantry Division of the United States Army.