About Educational Epiphany

Educational Epiphany is a highly sought-after consulting and publishing company with a proven track record. Our talented team and consultants are experts in curriculum, instruction, organizational development, and administration of schools. Our ideas for closing the achievement gap and accelerating achievement for highly able and gifted students are used in schools across the nation, making the goals of college and career readiness attainable for hundreds of thousands of children. Our professional development workshop series and next-generation instructional materials support schools in becoming high-performing exemplars, boasting double-digit gains in reading and mathematics for all student groups and ability levels.

Our Mission

With an emphasis on building teacher capacity and instructional leadership, Educational Epiphany offerings aggressively mitigate the disparity of performance between and among student groups in urban, rural, and suburban schools pre-K–12, regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, or special needs. We are proud to be a purpose-driven organization focused on promoting student achievement and school improvement through a finite set of actionable, measurable, and replicable ideas.

Dr. Dickey and Richard Bourque holding a box of Educational Epiphany product kits
Donyall Dickey interacting with grade school students

Our Vision

  • Expert knowledge of the curriculum
  • Dynamic instructional leadership
  • Common instructional knowledge, language, and tools
  • Purposeful planning and delivery of daily instruction
  • Universal teacher expectations
  • Systematic assessment of student progress

Meet the Team

Dr. Donyall Dickey, Chief Executive Officer and Lead Consultant for Educational Epiphany

Donyall D. Dickey, Ed.D. 
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Donyall D. Dickey, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized authority on curriculum, instruction, organizational development, and the administration of schools. Unparalleled levels of student achievement and school improvement distinguish Dr. Dickey’s 20+ year career as an educational leader. Dr. Dickey is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Loyola University, and George Washington University—D.C., where he earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy.

Dr. Dickey has led at just about every level in public education. After a decade of successful site-based leadership, Dr. Dickey served as Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer of the nation’s eighth largest school district and later as Chief Schools Officer and Chief Academic Officer of a prominent school district in the Southeast. In each case, his leadership resulted in record gains in student outcomes and state assessment scores, as well as significant improvements in organizational effectiveness.

Currently, as the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Consultant for Educational Epiphany, Dr. Dickey and his national consulting team is partnering with urban, suburban, and rural school districts in over 40+ states across the nation. They serve as a leading provider of standards-informed instructional materials for the core content areas and professional development for teachers, school leaders, central office personnel, state departments of education, and professional associations.

Richard Bourque, Chief Marketing Officer of Educational Epiphany

Richard Bourque
Chief Marketing Officer

Bourque has been a marketing leader in the publishing industry for over 20 years with a career spanning art, fashion, music, B2C, B2B, and most recently education. He started his career at Andy Warhol’s iconic Interview Magazine in the advertising department. He then moved to Complex Networks, where his passion for marketing and branding grew to new heights. For 13 years, he worked his way up to Vice President of Product Marketing at Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, where he successfully launched a multitude of K–6 core and supplemental programs across print and digital platforms. He is the proud recipient of the 2017 Scholastic Chairman’s Award, given to him by the late Chairman of Scholastic, Richard Robinson, Jr. 

Bourque has most recently joined the team at Educational Epiphany, an organization dedicated to providing equity and access to the highest quality education for all students, as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, he leads marketing and branding efforts in partnership with the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Donyall D. Dickey, Ed.D., an educational leader for over 20 years. 

Bourque graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History, is an active member of the Pace Alumni community, and was recently featured in the Pace Alumni Magazine.

 Bourque is an avid cooking enthusiast and culinary school graduate, a decent golfer, and he loves art, design, Detroit techno, and jazz.

Jerry D. Richardson II, M.Ed. Director of Operations 

Jerry D. Richardson II has 15 years of cutting-edge elementary education and program operations experience. His wide breadth and depth of experience includes organizational effectiveness, instructional leadership, professional development, data analysis, curriculum development, and many other areas of discipline in education.

Recruited by YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Richardson started his professional life as a Youth Program Director. He then transitioned to the classroom as a third to sixth grade classroom teacher. He worked on building the capacity of students from all different walks of life, including SPED, ESOL, Gifted and Talented, and various SES students.

Carrying over his classroom experiences and successes, he worked as an academic coach for kindergarten to sixth grade educators domestically and internationally. His primary focus was increasing rigor for all instructional staff, which led to a significant increase in students’ growth in science, social studies, language arts, and math.

Currently, Richardson is the Director of Operations for Educational Epiphany, a consulting and publishing company with worldwide partnerships that provide high-quality professional development and resources that maximize student growth and teacher capacity.

Over the years, he has volunteered in various organizations, including Young Men in Motion, a mentoring program for young boys learning life-coping skills through the physical exercise of running. Richardson regularly volunteers for a local college success program that educates ninth to twelfth grade students about the financial, emotional, and academic costs of college. He resides happily in Washington, DC, with his family. 

Pam Ehnle
Epiphany Ambassador

Pamela Ehnle is a site-based Instructional Specialist serving teachers in the areas of curriculum and instruction. As an instructional coach, she strives to support staff by providing models of proven best practices aimed at content mastery for all students. Ehnle is a graduate of Western Illinois University and Olivet Nazarene University, where she earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She continued her educational journey by earning a certification in English as a Second Language and a National Board certification.

Ehnle has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She taught language arts and social studies and served as a coach and student leadership team sponsor. She has provided targeted professional development focused on classroom instruction at the district and building levels.

As an Education Epiphany Ambassador, Ehnle serves as a member of Dr. Dickey’s national consulting team. She approaches her role as an educational leader with the philosophy that all students can learn at high levels. It is educators’ responsibility to empower students by believing they can achieve, supplying them with the tools to grow successfully in the learning process, and putting them on a path where they control their futures.

Constance Goodwine-Lewis
Epiphany Ambassador 

Constance Goodwine-Lewis is a 22-year veteran educator with 13 years of principal experience. She is a native of the Gullah Sea Island of Beaufort, South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University and two Master of Education degrees, one in Special Education (Clemson University) and one in Educational Leadership (Charleston Southern University).

Goodwine-Lewis is the proud principal of Broad River Elementary School, where she has fostered a family-like atmosphere and a culture of teaching and learning. Her mission is to provide an environment where children feel safe, loved, and provided with a world-class educational experience!

She maintains a laser focus on teaching and learning. Her instructional leadership skills led to a 10.6% increase in her school’s ELA scores on their state assessment. Also, being one of the longest-tenured principals in her school district affords her the joy of expanding the capacity of up-and-coming instructional leaders.

When Goodwine-Lewis is not leading, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Lynn Patton, M.Ed.
Epiphany Ambassador

Lynn Patton is a distinguished educator recognized with several Teacher of the Year honors at the district, regional, and county levels over the course of 20+ years of categorically impacting student achievement and performance levels as an educational leader. Patton graduated from Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Education.

Patton’s experience spans three states at the elementary through eighth-grade levels, from Title 1 schools to highly performing, prominent schools. She has served in numerous leadership roles including Instructional Specialist, English Department Chairperson, School Improvement team member, Professional Development Instructor, 504 Accommodation Plan Coordinator, Teacher Mentor, Curriculum Advisory Committee member, and Athletic Director. Patton achieved success by consistently building strong relationships and teams led with a personal commitment to a unified goal.

Currently Patton focuses on school-wide and individual classroom processes and instructional practices to improve student outcomes, with an emphasis on standards-based instruction, mastery of skills, and cross-curricular teaching strategies.

Patton believes when respect and student-teacher relationships are paired with high expectations and access to proven instructional practices, students will engage to achieve, while the acquisition of higher-level skills provides them with a lifelong advantage.

Taneka Tate, Ed.D.
Epiphany Ambassador 

Dr. Taneka Tate is a lifelong learner who is passionate about education and ensuring that children have access to the highest quality learning opportunities. She became principal of Carnall Elementary School in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 2017 after serving in a variety of other roles in public education, and she currently serves as the Associate Director of Special Education in the Fort Smith Public School District.

During her time as principal at Carnall Elementary, she partnered with Educational Epiphany and was able to increase test scores by three to five percent in all 16 areas of the statewide test and in ACT® Aspire®

Dr. Tate continued expanding and increasing professional development services with Dr. Dickey throughout the 2018-19 school year, implementing Educational Epiphany’s Instructional Practices, during which Carnall’s annual growth rate rose to 86.92%.

As an Educational Epiphany Ambassador, Dr. Tate looks to bring her positive energy and instructional knowledge to schools nationwide.

Adrian Wideman
Epiphany Ambassador

Adrian Wideman is an experienced educational leader who began his career as a high school English teacher in Detroit in 2006. A year later, Wideman was recruited by Baltimore City Public Schools, where he spent nearly 13 years as a classroom teacher, department lead, instructional lead, and building-level administrator.

Wideman attended Johns Hopkins University School of Education, where he interned for Educational Epiphany. Shortly thereafter, he led his district with the highest academic gains and consequently conducted many professional development series around secondary interdisciplinary literacy instructional practices.

Wideman is passionate about narrowing the achievement gap and eliminating below-grade-level reading proficiency rates through systematic instructional change. He is a father and enjoys mixed martial arts, travel, working out, reading, and most of all, spending quality time with his loved ones.

Matthew Woods, Ed.D.
Epiphany Ambassador

Dr. Matthew Woods has served for more than 12 years assisting students, educators, and schools in a variety of roles. His professional experience includes being a high school social studies teacher, a middle and high school assistant principal, a middle school principal, a director of student support services, an adjunct professor, and a field instructor for student-teachers. Additionally, Dr. Woods hosts an education podcast, Leading Out the Woods, and is an accomplished keynote speaker and educational consultant.

Dr. Woods’s leadership and innovative approaches have brought him recognition from numerous organizations, including ASCD (Emerging Leaders Class of 2021) and the LG Happiness League. He earned a B.S. in History and Social Studies from Ferrum College, an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Virginia Tech, a graduate certificate in Education Law and Policy and an Educational Specialist in Middle Grades Education from the University of Georgia, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Radford University.

Interested in joining our dynamic team? Email us today!