1538 East Parham Road

Henrico, VA 23228


Let data lead the way.

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Welcome to Heron Education

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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 Henrico 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.

Johnathan G. Harris, Ed.D.

Dr. Harris brings over two decades of industry leadership experience as a teacher, principal, central office administrator, and founder of a project-based learning college preparatory private high school. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and Sociology, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) focusing on Special Education, Disabilities, Assessments and Measurements, an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Psychology, and a Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) all respectively from Lynchburg College, Grand Canyon University, and Marymount University. As a practitioner of education, Dr. Harris is an education diagnostician, and he is licensed through the Board of Education and the Commonwealth of Virginia in Specific Learning Disabilities. Dr. Harris has a special skill set in evaluating and setting the stage for diagnosing children with specific learning disabilities. As a 20+ year resident of Richmond, VA, Dr. Harris is well-versed in the education and school landscape. He firmly believes in letting data lead the way in making decisions about education.

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Testing Evaluations

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

Our Specialists will use a specialized battery of tests to evaluate your child. We aim to identify strengths and weaknesses to determine if discrepancies exist between cognitive ability and academic performance. Our evaluations also help determine giftedness in school-aged children. We also offer admissions testing for private schools.

Parent Support Groups

Being a parent is no easy task. We help parents and caregivers clarify their relationship with their children and understand their value systems while providing tools to create meaningful and deeper connections through FREE Parent Support Groups. Email us for days and times.

College Counseling

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.

FRESHMAN "Third Advisor"

Attending college can be an overwhelming experience for a freshman, whether it’s understanding the credit process, adding/dropping classes, communicating with professors, or 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.

1538 East Parham Road

Henrico, VA 23228