Center for Leadership and Learning


Dr. Lonnie Melvin joined the CLL staff in the summer of 2013. She has 29 years of experience as an administrator in Elementary and Secondary Education. She has served 17 years as a principal in two different school districts, counselor in K-12 school guidance prevention and intervention, a teacher in grades k-12, a Drug Education Coordinator and Prevention Educator in grades K-12, and inpatient and outpatient mental health counselor, a State School Improvement Coordinator, and an independent consultant and trainer. Two of her schools were chosen a Model Best Practice Schools in 2004. She was chosen as the OAESP District 7D Administrator of the Year by CCOSA in 2008. She has also served as a college professor of both Doctorate and Master's level Educational Administration and Leadership classes. She is currently a National Programs Manager for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. She has recently published a book with Rowman and Littlefield call How to Keep Good Teachers and Principals and has a second book in production that will be available in the fall of 2013 called, Who Am I?