In June of 2002, a gentleman came to Elaine's home to conduct a mortgage closing. After the mortgage closing, she asked him, “What do you do and how can I do what you do?” He said to me, "I suggest that you become a good Notary." I then asked, "What do I have to do to become a good Notary?" He said, "They teach notary public procedures at Prince George's Community College (PGCC)." Elaine immediately signed up for the notary public procedures class at PGCC and learned to be a good notary and before the end of the year, became an Adjunct Notary Public Procedures instructor at Prince George's Community College. The following year Elaine became a Notary Signing Agent aka Title Insurance Producer Independent Contractor and explored the world of mortgage closings.
Elaine Wright Harris has been an Adjunct Instructor and professional notary public educator for Prince George's Community College (PGCC) in Largo, MD for nineteen (19) years. She has developed a comprehensive program of notary courses at the Community College. In 2011, Elaine was awarded the Prince George’s Community College Adjunct Instructor of the Year. For ten consecutive years, she has coordinated Maryland's Annual Notary Public Day program, in conjunction with PGCC, to further promote the notarial skills and knowledge base of all notaries.
In 2009 Elaine was awarded the National Notary Association (NNA) Notary of the Year ranking number 1 out of close to five million notaries in the country. Elaine is an Ambassador and workshop presenter for the National Notary Association located in Chatsworth, California.
Elaine is also a Maryland Title Insurance Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education (CE) instructor. She provides aspiring Title Insurance Producer Independent Contractors (TIPICs) with an understanding of concepts and principles in the title industry required to pass the state licensing exam (administered by Prometric Testing). The title insurance concepts and principles presented in the course address the Prometric Examination Content Outline used as a guide in studying for the state exam. As a CE instructor, she provides training for continuing education credits required for prelicensing renewal.
Elaine received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
In 2013, Elaine (Trusted Enrollment Agent) performed the first digital id proofing for U.S. Magistrate JudgeJohn M. Facciola in Washington, DC