Donna (DeeDee) Hendricks

Senior Education Leadership Coach

Donna (DeeDee) Hendricks

As Senior Education Leadership Coach, DeeDee will attend meetings with Harmony stakeholders alongside the Texas Instructional Practice Director to serve as a thought partner on ways to leverage teacher voice in other aspects of the work. She will also work closely with the National Director of School Leadership Development on developing resources to support the work, hoping to replicate the model across the org.

Over the past four years, DeeDee has been an integral part of the success and establishment of Teach Plus Texas’s role in Harmony and the advancement of teacher voice within the district. During this time, she has coached teacher leaders and leaders in Houston North, Houston South/West, and the DFW areas. Throughout the years, her coaching and expertise in leadership development have shaped the work and support of leaders who have been key decision-makers in advancing our partnership from year to year.  The relationships cultivated by DeeDee have created connections that have allowed the Texas team to position ourselves as key partners in moving the mission of Harmony forward. Currently, DeeDee has been requested by the Harmony Director of Leadership to serve in the capacity of direct coach support to better understand the work and her role in supporting it.

DeeDee has been in the field of education for over twenty-eight years. She has served as teacher, assistant principal, principal, and reading manager in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining Teach Plus in 2018, DeeDee spent ten years as a national literacy coach/consultant for the Success for All Foundation. She has coached superintendents, principals, and teachers in using research-proven best practices to advance student achievement.  DeeDee earned a BA from Xavier University in New Orleans, and an MA from the University of New Orleans. DeeDee and her husband of 26 years, who is an accomplished musician, enjoy listening to many different kinds of music (especially jazz) and dancing.