Let data lead the way.



Welcome to Heron Education

Richmond, Virginia, USA Skylinhe
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"Creativity is the Blue Heron within us waiting to fly; through her imagination, all things become possible.”

Nadia Janice Brown

Located in Richmond, VA, Heron Education is a boutique multidisciplinary educational consulting firm with over two decades of industry experience. Through our unique structure and individualized approach, we offer a wide range of services to students, families, and schools. We are firm believers in data, and its power to guide decisions, spearhead innovation, and create lasting change. We are dedicated to advising parents and independent schools, helping them make sound decisions that positively impact their students and the wider community.

Education Specialist

Dr. Johnathan Harris

Dr. Harris brings over two decades of industry experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and Sociology, Master of Education, (M.Ed.) with a focus in Special Education, Assessments and Measurements, and Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D) from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Dr. Harris is a firm believer in letting data lead the way in making decisions about education.

School Age Services

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Education Evaluation

Gifted Screening

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Our Specialists will use a specialized battery of tests to evaluate your child. We aim to identify areas of strengths, weaknesses, and to determine if discrepancies exist between cognitive ability and academic performance.

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We have over two decades of experience conducting cognitive and educational achievement evaluations to help families and schools make education decisions for their students. Rates & Prices

Virginia public and private schools require students to undergo screenings in order to enroll and qualify for gifted programs. Our specialists have the experience to help families navigate this sometimes complex and confusing process. We provide gifted screenings for students as young as 3rd grade to high school. Rates & Prices

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College Counseling

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Navigating college applications for a high school senior can be daunting. Our specialists have direct experience with this process as parents and professionals in the field. We develop a plan of action for students to help them identify colleges, complete applications, and provide NCAA recruitment services. Resume and essay writing are part of our services. Rates & Prices

"Third Advisor"

Financial Advisor

Attending college can be an overwhelming experience for a freshman; whether it’s understanding the credit process, adding/dropping classes, understanding how to communicate with professors, or understanding the overall college experience. Our specialists can serve as a “Third Advisor'' for a semester or two. We provide regular check-ins with your student via text or virtual meetings, review syllabi, monitor assignment completion, and assist with course selections. Rates & Prices

Parent Coaching

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Being a parent is no easy task, but it is undoubtedly rewarding. We help parents and caregivers clarify their relationship with their child, understand their value systems, while providing tools to create more meaningful and deeper connections. Rates & Prices

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Education Expeditions

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Start to finish, our team will be here for you, working together to create one-of-a-kind educational travel programs that focus on:

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Social Justice
  • Environmental Justice

Our job is to take the weight of planning a trip off your shoulders! Not only will we take care of all of the planning and booking for your expedition, we will also provide you with information about the trip to share with your students and their parents.

We know how important a successful trip is to you. Your group has high expectations, and you want them to walk away with a smile, a sense of fulfillment, and new knowledge. We will work with you from your first call until the day of return. Heron will customize your itinerary, answer your questions, provide guidance and listen to your feedback. You will also have an engaging Heron Tour Manager during your trip to guide you through your journey. All of our tours are private. The trip is tailored to the needs and interests of you and your school. We only combine groups at the request of the school.


1700 Huguenot Road

Suite 2C

Midlothian, VA 23113