As an award-winning author, Dr. Dillard is also a prolific and highly sought after speaker. Her fourth book,The Spirit of Our Work: Black Women Teachers (Re)member was released in November, 2021. Dr. Dillard is also an enstooled Queen Mother (Nkosua Ohemaa) in the village of Mpeasem, Ghana, West Africa, a prestigious and rare leadership role for a Black women raised outside Ghana. In addition to her village leadership responsibilities, Dr. Dillard and her husband have built and currently administer a preschool, primary, and junior high school in Mpeasem, through their nonprofit foundation, GIVE.BUILD.SHARE. This philanthropic work has provided opportunities for important teacher education in and at the root of Black American culture for her students and faculties that she leads. Relatedly, as an entrepreneur, she leads writing and cultural retreats to Ghana, focused on (re)membering the beauty and traditions of Black heritage, identity, culture and traditions through her small business, Full Circle Retreats Ghana.