Soft Skills Online Education Technology Organization Comes To McKinney


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Phillip Porter, M.B.A., Treasurer, Board Member




Monday, August 5, 2019, McKinney, TexasThe Vision Driven Family Institute, the board of directors, unanimously announces, Dr. Janice M. Porter, as the newly elected Executive Director, of the Vision Driven Family Institute, an education technology nonprofit organization.

Dr. Porter’s responsibilities as Executive Director of the Vision Driven Family Institute include providing vision, leadership and strategic planning to help guide the development of the institute nationally.  This includes instructional leadership, oversight, and guidance to operations, curriculum development for online certification, soft skills courses and community workshops for improving individual, family and professional success.

Dr. Janice Porter has been a professional in the field of Education for over thirty years in Minnesota.  She is a visionary and a true trailblazer.  She was blessed to serve as a high school principal, an area learning center director, a director of the first charter school cedar riverside community school in Minneapolis, MN., a science specialist, and a teacher in both traditional and non-traditional K-12 schools.  

She is the co-founder of a 2016 National Blue-Ribbon, K-6 Charter School, "Friendship Academy of Fine Arts"  located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Dr. Porter graduated from Jackson State University, in Jackson, MS., a renowned HBCU where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master’s in Science.  She went on to earn a Specialist degree in Education Administration in MN., and her Doctor of Education in K-12 Leadership from Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN. 

Her passions are family, teaching, traveling, biblical studies, and writing.  She was blessed to serve in her church as a Deaconess, Director of the Christian Education Ministry, a Sunday school teacher, and an Executive Board member.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Janice M. Porter as the Executive Director of Vision Driven Family Institute.

About the Vision Driven Family Institute:

The Vision Driven Family Institute vision is to become the premier family and business leadership training, coaching and consulting organization in the world.  Its mission is to educate family leaders and business leaders for our local community and global society.  We do this through our commitment and passion for empowering and transforming leaders through proven interactive workshops/conferences, online training, and one-on-one coaching. 

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