Byron is a globally recognized and highly sought after speaker and facilitator. He offers custom tailored and personalized consultative packages for clients seeking stakeholder engagement, systems level visionary design, leadership development, facilitation services, teacher coaching and teacher leader development. He loves to deliver customized solutions while consulting, especially in education leadership.
To deliver wowful global leadership!
Underpinning effective relationships by learning forward together.
“Hopefully I’ll be remembered as a thoughtful leader who showed love for those I served by providing growth and development.”
Byron has had extensive experience globally leading online and in person facilitation of groups and consulting. He has experienced diverse business contexts and engaged in cultural exchanges with colleagues from around the world, while tackling international issues related to education and other industries. Byron will become a value-added partner, using creativity and collaboration to contribute professional expertise and multi-level support to help you realize you full potential. Dr. Byron Ernest is a former (2010) Indiana “Teacher of the Year” and formerly served as Director of Educator Development and Partnerships for Noble Education Initiative, Inc. where he developed and provided professional development and education leadership training globally.
Previously, Dr. Ernest was Superintendent/Head of Schools for Hoosier Academies Network of Schools. He also served as principal at Emmerich Manual High School in Indianapolis after it was taken over by the State for receiving seven consecutive failing annual performance grades. As principal, Dr. Ernest developed a new staff and culture of excellence focusing on high student achievement and performance. The State removed Manual off the state’s “F” list under Byron’s leadership.
Prior to going to Manual, Dr. Ernest worked as the Department Head for Agriculture and FFA at Lebanon Community School Corporation. During his tenure he was named the 2011 Christopher Columbus Foundation National Outstanding Agriscience Teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Agricultural Education and a Master’s in Education from Purdue University. He received his Doctorate from Walden University in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Ernest completed the Certificate for Advanced Educational Leadership program at Harvard University, where he continues Post-Doctoral Studies. Byron serves as a policy maker and citizen leader on the Indiana State Board of Education were he led a very successful statewide systemic change to Indiana’s graduation requirements. He chaired the Graduation Pathways Pathway’s Panel created by the Indiana Legislature to study and make recommendations to the Indiana State Board of Education. Ernest led the panel through a series of 10 stakeholder engagement gatherings to craft a successful Graduation Pathways Plan giving students many options for graduation as opposed to a single graduation qualifying exam. Dr. Ernest also currently serves as the immediate past chair of the board of directors for the National Association of State Boards of Education.
Byron offers custom tailored consultative packages for clients seeking stakeholder engagement, systems level visionary design, leadership development, education leadership, and facilitation services. The collaborative learning environments Byron helps enable supports clients of all sizes with customized solutions ranging from countries, states, districts, schools, universities, groups, and private and public organizations serving students in PreK-12 and higher education as well as other industries.
Each personalized package and multidimensional program is tailored to meet specific needs described by the client, and uses the same methodologies, curricula, and expert facilitators of learning that has made Byron Ernest a highly sought after provider of collaborative solutions and professional facilitation. Custom speaking, consulting, and facilitation programs can be delivered on-site at a client’s location or remote by utilizing virtual tools. Given the nature of custom programs, the planning process from concept to delivery typically requires a reasonable amount of lead time.