Lora Hodges - Lora Hodges founded School Executive Consulting Group.
Lora Hodges serves as Lead Consultant with the School Executive Consulting Group, which provides advanced coaching and consulting programs designed for school executives. In this capacity, she directs all aspects of the North Carolina-based initiative, which she founded in 2008. At the same time, she presides as Deputy Executive Director of Programs with SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina, located in Greensboro, a position she assumed in 2008.
The SERVE Center strives to improve education for students through a variety of resources and activities aimed at educators. As Director of Programs, Ms. Hodges oversees approximately $7 million worth of projects, maintaining responsibility for the implementation of all contract and grant program activities, organizing cross-task programs, managing relationships with an array of organizational stakeholders, and directing the recruitment, evaluation, and ongoing management of all key staff. Thanks to her diverse experience, Lora Hodges commands diverse experience as both a principal and educator.
She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fayetteville State University (FSU) in 2002. There, she completed a dissertation entitled A Study of Female Superintendents’ Perspectives of and Proposed Solutions to Gender Biased Experiences in the Practice of the Non-Instructional Work Roles of the Superintendency.
Prior to engaging her doctorate, she earned a Masters in School Administration through FSU, ranking as a North Carolina Principal Fellow. She also studied at the University of Alaska and the Mississippi Valley State University, and holds a Bachelor of Science in English in Literature from FSU, from which she graduated cum laude in 1993.
Hodges maintains memberships in an array of professional educational organizations, including the American Association of School Administrators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. She also belongs to the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness and Learning Forward, an international nonprofit association dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of educators.
Lora Hodges possesses licensure in North Carolina as a superintendent, principal (for grades K-12), and as a high school English teacher.