Dr. Sharon Porter

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Dr. Sharon H. Porter (Dr. Sharon) is the President of SHP Enterprise, the umbrella entity of Perfect Time SHP LLC, Coaching, Consulting, and Book Publishing Form and SHP Media and Broadcasting. She is the Executive Director and Founder of The Next In Line to Lead Aspiring Principal Leadership Academy (APLA), where she trains, mentors, and coaches assistant principals from across the U.S. who desire to take the helm as principal.

Dr. Sharon is Co-Founder, owner, and Editor-In-Chief of Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine, is the host of The I Am Dr. Sharon Show, and is Cofounder and Vice-President of Media and Communications for WNM Ventures LLC, and the Founder of the Young Ladies Who L.E.A.D. Mentoring Program

 She has over 25 years of experience as a school principal, Leadership Development Coach, assistant principal, Instructional Specialist, Curriculum Coordinator, and elementary and middle school classroom teacher. Dr. Sharon is the author, visionary, and publisher of The Next In Line to Lead book series, The Women Who Lead Book series, and The HBCU Experience Anthology, book series.

 Dr. Sharon is a graduate of Howard University, Walden University, Johns Hopkins University, National-Louis University, and Winston-Salem State University.  She is a part of the 2019 Harvard University School of Education Women in Leadership Cohort.

She is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, International Association of Women (IAW), American Business Women's Association, Professional Women of Winston-Salem, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  She serves on the Board of Advisors for The Women of Prince George’s and Envision, Lead, Grow (ELG), Inc. Dr. Sharon is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and National Association of Elementary School Principal ( NAESP) Certified Principal Mentor.

The work of Women in Leadership is a passion. Dr. Sharon often speaks on the 4 Principles of Effective Leadership: Integrity, Execution, Competency, and Collaboration.  She continues to encourage, empower, and enhance the lives of women leaders across the United States.


Howard University
Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Ed.D., 2017
Educational Leadership
2014 To 2017
Dissertation: Preparing the Next In Line: New Principals' Perceptions of a School District's District -Run Principal Preparation Programs
Advisor: Dr. Lisa M. Grillo

Johns Hopkins University
M.Ed., 2000
Administration & Supervision
1998 To 2000

National-Louis University
M.Ed., 1998
1996 To 1998

Winston-Salem State University
B.S., 1992
Elementary Education
1987 To 1991

Walden University
Ed.S., 2012
Educational Leadership

Professional Associations

American Business Women's Association
2020 - Present

Professional Women of Winston-Salem
2019 - Present

Forbes Coaches Council
2017 - Present

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
2008 - Present

Job History

Vision & Purpose LifeStyle Magazine and Media
Co-Founder, Owner, and Editor-In-Chief
March 2020 - present

Next In Line to Lead Aspiring Principal Leadership Academy (APLA)
Executive Director
July 2019 - present

Perfect Time SHP LLC
July 2016 - present

Prince George's County Public Schools
July 2008 - present