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Passionate About Inspiring Others

   Dr. Thomas K. Washington is a retired seasoned educator and administrator, with a rich and diverse background spanning various educational roles. Dr. Washington has emerged as a dynamic leader in the field of education and leadership. 

   Dr. Washington's journey in education began with a strong foundation in psychology and education, earning his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York. Committed to continuous learning, he furthered his education with a master's degree in education from Kutztown University. Driven by a passion for leadership, he obtained his administrative certification from Penn State University, Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Lehigh University, and ultimately earned his Doctor of Education from Pennsylvania Western University.

   Dr. Washington's career trajectory has been marked by a series of pivotal roles. Starting as a classroom teacher, he gradually climbed the educational hierarchy, showcasing his leadership acumen at every step. His roles included Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Director of Student Services, and Elementary Principal.

   A significant aspect of Dr. Washington's career has been his adept handling of complex administrative challenges. From navigating labor relations issues, including contract negotiations, to overseeing principal supervision, child accounting, strategic planning, and human relations, Dr. Washington has demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted aspects of educational administration. His expertise extends to managing Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission matters, reflecting a commitment to fairness and inclusivity.

   In addition to his day-to-day administrative responsibilities, Dr. Washington has played a pivotal role in the development of educational institutions. He has successfully developed and facilitated Board development initiatives and contributed to the growth of Central Management Teams. His visionary leadership has been instrumental in fostering an environment conducive to both professional and organizational growth.

   Dr. Washington's influence extends beyond the walls of his school district. As a workshop and conference presenter, he has shared his insights and experiences at numerous highly accredited educational conferences. His presentations have been a source of inspiration for educators, administrators, and policymakers alike, contributing to the ongoing dialogue on best practices in education.

   Dr. Washington stands as a beacon of leadership in the field of education. From the classroom to the role of Chief Executive Officer, his journey exemplifies a commitment to excellence, continuous learning, and a passion for creating positive change in the educational landscape. As a leader in education Dr. Washington continues to shape the future of education, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of students, educators, and the broader community.

   Max DePree explains in his book “Leadership is an Art”, that the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality and the last is to say thank you. In between the two the leader must become the servant and a debtor. The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily in the organization. Is the organization reaching its potential? Is the organization achieving its required results?

His coaching and leadership skills have been sharpened by his tenure as a Chief Executive Officer and Coaching credentialing from the International Coaching Federation. He has provided organizational leaders with the ability to answer the aforementioned questions.

   Effectiveness comes through enabling others to reach their potential both in their professional life and personal life. Continuously improving the capacity of leaders while carrying out the vision of the company is the best way to improve any organization. Tom believes his history of leadership, professional experience, service in education, and his personal integrity have prepared him to assist you on your leadership journey.

  • Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership

  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Kutztown University

  • Psychology and Education from SUNY Potsdam

  • Superintendent Letter of Eligibility from the Lehigh University

  • Administrative Certification from Penn State University

  • Professional Coaching Certification from Duquesne University

  • PA Inspired Leadership Program from NISL Instructional Coaching Institute

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