About Erica

Erica Harrell is the CEO of Erica Harrell Consulting, an education consulting firm created to help dedicated educators create strategic professional development plans to increase student achievement and improve staff capacity. Erica has over 12 years of experience in K-8 education. She began her career as a special education teacher and has held multiple leadership roles from instructional coach to principal to Director of Leadership Development. In all of her roles, Erica has always had the desire to grow and help others do the same. As a school leader, Erica has led teams to develop strategic and comprehensive project plans for multi-day and multi-week professional development series and coached leaders to ensure high-quality session facilitation. Under her leadership, a team of school-based leaders facilitated 4-week summer professional development with an average of over 90% of participants rating sessions and operations as “Platinum” (highest rating on 5-point Likert scale) multiple years in a row. Erica is originally from Upstate New York. She attended University of Maryland, College Park for undergrad. She holds a MEd in Instructional Leadership from Relay Graduate School of Education. Erica currently lives in Maryland with her husband and one year old son.

Session Presentations

Session Title: Aligning Your Team to Maximize Coaching Efforts

In this session, admin will have the opportunity to carefully construct a professional development plan in order to align their entire school-team support their coaches in working with teachers to achieve these goals. The session will teach the Power of PD Framework, support admin to plan for the next 12 weeks of PD, and help them to invest and support their coaches in coaching toward the outcomes of their plan. The micro-session will dig deeper to support admin with using weekly walkthroughs with coaches, teachers and students to meet the PD goal.

Session Title: Leading Weekly Walkthroughs to Support Coaches

In this micro-session, admin will have the opportunity to identify the key components of a Coaching Team Weekly Walkthrough to support coaching efforts and begin constructing their walkthrough agenda.