WEDC February Leadership Training Meeting 2/8/18

  • 08 Feb 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr. NW, Hsv 35806


  • Register Guests Separately with the Guest Registration Option
  • Must be the guest of a WEDC member and have the appropriate registration code to register.

WEDC Leadership Training Meeting

February 8th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jackson Center

(Buffet Lunch Provided)

Rachel L. Ballard, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Village of Promise

Dr. Rachel Ballard is a passionate educator, courageous leader, and motivational

speaker whose life purpose is best summarized by the Proverb, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.” She has delivered keynote speeches, workshops, and seminars which include, “The Tri-Socialization of Urban Youth,” “Family Matters: Engaging Parents & Guardians,” and “Transform You to Transform Your Community.”

Rachel has served as a teacher, academic dean, principal, head of school, and consultant for the start-up and operation of both national and international schools. Under her leadership, she has witnessed increased family engagement, improved standardized test scores, enhanced community collaboration, and has led fundraising efforts that have totaled over $11 million. Rachel has received numerous awards and recognitions for outstanding educational and community leadership.

She attained her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Liberty University, a Master of Education Degree from Regent University, and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from Capella University. She has also studied at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, The Principals’ Institute at Harvard University, and Pennsylvania State University.

Rachel Ballard is the Executive Director of Village of Promise whose mission is to eradicate generational poverty one neighborhood at a time. She is married to Kent Ballard, Jr., who is also an ardent educator. They have three sons, Gabriel (13), Joseph (8), and Luke (6). Her passion to educate, equip, encourage, and empower children and their families, fuels her commitment to serve the community.

All reservations must be made online. Members, please log in using your username & password when registering. Your payment must be and paid through  There is no registration or payment mechanism at event. Diamond members still need to register online each month to reserve a seat. We appreciate your cooperation!! For assistance please contact Susie Averitt at

 Deadline to register is NOON Monday
February 5th.