Our Partners & Affiliates

Perfectly Polished is proud to partner with our educational affiliates:


Etiquette & Leadership Institute

Since 1985 the owners of the Etiquette and Leadership Institute have directed a successful children’s etiquette school with over seven hundred currently enrolled students. When you register for a professional learning program with the Etiquette and Leadership Institute, we offer you complete access to our proven teaching resources. Upon graduation from our comprehensive preparation program, you will have been exposed to all aspects of the expertise necessary to create and manage an etiquette school.

Etiquette & Leadership Institute

Since 1985 the owners of the Etiquette and Leadership Institute have directed a successful children’s etiquette school with over seven hundred currently enrolled students. When you register for a professional learning program with the Etiquette and Leadership Institute, we offer you complete access to our proven teaching resources. Upon graduation from our comprehensive preparation program, you will have been exposed to all aspects of the expertise necessary to create and manage an etiquette school.

The Protocol School of Washington

The Protocol School of Washington provides expertise in protocol, business etiquette and communication skills around the world using the highest educational standards.

We envision a world where people create professional relationships through cultural understanding, communication and respect. As the global leader in business etiquette, image and international protocol training, The Protocol School of Washington is recognized worldwide as the most trusted name in the industry.

The Protocol School of Washington

The Protocol School of Washington provides expertise in protocol, business etiquette and communication skills around the world using the highest educational standards.

We envision a world where people create professional relationships through cultural understanding, communication and respect. As the global leader in business etiquette, image and international protocol training, The Protocol School of Washington is recognized worldwide as the most trusted name in the industry.

Dorothea Johnson

Dorothea Johnson is Founder of The Protocol School of Washington.® Clients representing business, government, education, and entertainment have been counseled privately and in groups. She has authored/coauthored six books, quoted in more than sixty books, and  hundreds of columns and articles in major publications in the United States and abroad.

Dorothea Johnson

Dorothea Johnson is Founder of The Protocol School of Washington.® Clients representing business, government, education, and entertainment have been counseled privately and in groups. She has authored/coauthored six books, quoted in more than sixty books, and  hundreds of columns and articles in major publications in the United States and abroad.

Fine Teas Elmwood Inn

The Elmwood Inn Fine Teas story began in 1990 when Shelley Richardson opened a tea room in the Civil War village of Perryville, Kentucky – just as the American tea renaissance was about to awaken. For the next 14 years, Elmwood Inn developed an international reputation as one of America’s favorite locations for a traditional afternoon tea.

Bruce and Shelley Richardson felt the need to share their tea talents with eager students. Since 2000, over 400 aspiring tea entrepreneurs from across the world have attended their annual TEA MasterClass. These seminars, combined with the 14 tea books they have now authored on the subject, continue to inspire tea professionals worldwide. Meet the Richardsons at these events.

Fine Teas Elmwood Inn

The Elmwood Inn Fine Teas story began in 1990 when Shelley Richardson opened a tea room in the Civil War village of Perryville, Kentucky – just as the American tea renaissance was about to awaken. For the next 14 years, Elmwood Inn developed an international reputation as one of America’s favorite locations for a traditional afternoon tea.

Bruce and Shelley Richardson felt the need to share their tea talents with eager students. Since 2000, over 400 aspiring tea entrepreneurs from across the world have attended their annual TEA MasterClass. These seminars, combined with the 14 tea books they have now authored on the subject, continue to inspire tea professionals worldwide. Meet the Richardsons at these events.

The Ron Clark Academy

The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) is a highly-acclaimed, nonprofit middle school located in Southeast Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students with academic rigor, passion, and creativity balanced by a strict code of discipline. Our 5th – 8th grade students represent various socio-economic and academic backgrounds and communities from across the metro region.

The Ron Clark Academy

The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) is a highly-acclaimed, nonprofit middle school located in Southeast Atlanta. The Academy has received both national and international recognition for its success in educating students with academic rigor, passion, and creativity balanced by a strict code of discipline. Our 5th – 8th grade students represent various socio-economic and academic backgrounds and communities from across the metro region.

Robert Hickey

Robert Hickey is the Deputy Director of the Protocol School of Washington. Robert along with Dorothea Johnson designed the original Protocol School of Washington curriculum used for training. Robert is the author of “Honor & Respect: The Official Guide to Names, Titles, and Forms of Address.

Robert Hickey

Robert Hickey is the Deputy Director of the Protocol School of Washington. Robert along with Dorothea Johnson designed the original Protocol School of Washington curriculum used for training. Robert is the author of “Honor & Respect: The Official Guide to Names, Titles, and Forms of Address.

What People Tell Us

“Saturday night, my daughter beamed throughout the Spring Formal. Afterwards she said, ‘This was the best night of my life! I’ll have fun at all the other dances, but my first dance will always be special.’ Thank you for providing such a ‘perfect’ Perfectly Polished memory!”

- Laura

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