Melinda is a strategic-systems thinker with concentrations and significant professional contributions in the areas of leadership transition and executive coaching, curriculum design and development, organizational transformation and strategic planning. She also has demonstrated skill sets in the effective cultivation of human talent and in the development of consultative and collaborative relationships in arenas to include academic, business and industry.
Melinda thinks creatively, conceptually and critically and has a proven record as being goal-oriented with the capacity to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Many of her efforts have resulted in the development of collaborative communities, enhanced improvement and the creation of effective and efficient partnerships. She continues to lead innovative reform by emphasizing researched and evidenced-based strategies in the design and implementation of plans for individuals, programs, organizations and institutional development. She serves businesses and educational institutions at all levels, as well as, individuals and varied programs by supporting positive growth and enhancement strategies.
Melinda holds the following degrees: Bachelor’s in Counselor Education, South Carolina State University; Master’s in Management (Business), Webster University; Educational Specialist and Doctorate in Educational Administration, South Carolina State University and Gifted Education Endorsement, Xavier University (Ohio). She has worked with the Science Engineering Math Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and has served on the Ohio Department of Education Perkins Committee. Additionally, she has served as an adjunct instructor at Ashland University, University of Cincinnati and Indiana Wesleyan University.
She is licensed in the states of Ohio and South Carolina in the following areas: superintendent, assistant superintendent, supervisor, high school principal, elementary school principal, gifted instructional specialist, intervention specialist and school counselor. She holds memberships in the following organizations: The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC), Southwest Ohio Coordinators of Gifted and is the president-elect (year 2020) of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.
Outside of her career field, her hobbies and interests include photography, creative writing, traveling, exercising, researching geriatrics and encouraging/serving others.