Dr. Jolene Erlacher founded Leading Tomorrow in 2013 with the aim of equipping businesses, schools, and other organizations for effective inter-generational leadership in an evolving culture. Her passion is to equip the next generation for success. Jolene's career began in K-12 education and she has worked in higher education for 15 years. Her education background includes a graduate certificate in International Leadership. Her undergraduate degree is in Elementary Education and her doctorate is in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Jolene is fluent in Spanish and has volunteered and studied in various countries including Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Kenya, and South Africa. She is actively involved in her local community. Jolene lives in central NC with her husband, daughters and their dog Rex. She enjoys reading, writing and drinking coffee.
"Jolene Erlacher was very knowledgeable and informative. She was cheery, positive, and motivating. "
"Jolene knew this information well, and she was a pleasant and positive instructor."
"Dr. Erlacher was supremely prepared, gave feedback to all assignments, and also was especially flexible if contacted about previous commitments. I greatly appreciated Dr. Erlacher's excellent combination of flexibility and professionalism."
"Dr. Erlacher is very knowledgeable about the course content and how to use technology to communicate with her students."
"My instructor was Jolene Erlacher. Jolene was easy to reach and very easy to communicate with. I liked how she first introduced each module via her own personal screencast, and then included the follow up links and articles. I also love being provided choice. Just like our students, being offered choices is very valuable to me. Jolene provided us choices in assignments, forums, zoom sessions, etc. I appreciated that so much and because of that, I was able to tailor this class to meet my personal and professional needs. I also appreciated that our class readings provided information and insight on both sides of the technology equation. No matter what you think or believe, it's always important to be familiar with another perspective or take on things. This is just one more way I feel this course was tailored perfectly to meet not just my needs, but most likely all of my classmates needs as well. "