John Harrison & Associates, Inc.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT US​

WHO ARE JOHN HARRISON & ASSOCIATES?


We are consultants. Leaders. Successful practicing and former school, district, and state level administrators, supervisors, and university professors and administrators.

John Harrison, Ph.D., presents and consults around the US and internationally on topics of school and district leadership & transformation, organizational culture, using data to improve instruction, middle grades education, and aligning curriculum & instruction to enhance student learning. He is the former executive director of the North Carolina Association for Middle Level Education, an organization of 27,000 middle level educators in over 500 schools.  A highly regarded speaker and consultant, Dr. Harrison began his journey in education reform over 25 years ago, when conversations about “A Nation at Risk” led him from the laboratory, where he worked as a research scientist, to the classroom, where he became one of North Carolina’s first lateral entry teachers.  An award-winning teacher, principal, and district administrator, he created a school transformation effort funded by the State of North Carolina, and, building on the success of that program, helped develop and fund a $6 million US Department of Education grant. Dr. Harrison is past-president of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform. He has participated in White House and Capitol Hill briefings and presented and worked with educators in over 40 states and seven countries.  His travels have brought him to well over a thousand classrooms--which gives him a rare perspective on what quality education is, and should look like in action. When he is not working to help schools and districts improve education for their students, he can be found playing golf at his home in Pinehurst, North Carolina, or playing guitar​ and enjoying the amazing food and music at his home in Austin, Texas.

WHAT WE OFFER​

Partial List of Services... Call or Email for More Information

 BUILDING A STRONG ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Navigating the change process is tricky, and creating a strong, positive culture doesn't happen by itself.

COACHING FOR IMPROVED OUTCOMES

We're skilled at coaching and mentoring teachers, teacher leaders, and executives to help them help others achieve. 

CURRICULUM MAPPING & STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

Every district has standards, but figuring out how and when to teach them all requires  a different skill set.

EFFECTIVE DATA TEAMS

Data analysis is one thing. Figuring out how to strategically use data to change instruction is something entirely different.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Developing new leaderss requires a deliberate process of study, action, and reflection, along with a clear set of expectations.

STRATEGIC PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION

Strategic planning can be boring or terrifying... a political powder-keg or a precious gift. The process used has a huge impact.

TESTIMONIALS​

What People are Saying...

We work with a lot of providers and have had a lot of consultants over the years. I've got to say that Dr. Harrison is the "real deal." It's rare to work with somebody who can walk into a classroom, and after just a couple minutes, have an accurate assessement of how students are thinking and learning.

-Principal, Texas

Wow... This was really powerful professional development. Everyone in our district needs to participate. I'm bringing another group of teachers to the next training!

-Superintendent, Michigan

Thanks so much for your excellent leadership as we work together to create true middle schools, and to turn our school around. For the first time in many years we met all of our targets. We're so excited for what this means for our kids.

-Middle School Director, North Carolina