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Melissa Lowry’s education and credentials

From teacher to principal to parent and coach, Melissa’s background reflects her dedication to education and helping others.


  • Principal Certificate, University of Houston (in progress)
  • State of California K–8 Clear Credential
  • Master’s degree in Literacy & Language Arts, Loyola Marymount University
  • Bachelor’s degree major–Communication, minor–English, University of Arizona

Honors and Distinctions

  • 2010: Junior League of Pasadena “Rock Star” Award
  • 2005: National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2004: H.O.P.E. Award (Helping Our Principals Excel), Archdiocese of Los Angeles Department of Catholic Schools
  • 2002: Mayfield Senior School’s Outstanding Educator Award
  • 2002: Rosebud Award, Junior League of Pasadena
  • 2001: Kappa Alpha Theta Betty B. and James B. Lambert Scholarship

Current Community Involvement

  • Parent & Dental Educator: Young & Healthy
  • President Elect: California Reading Association, San Gabriel Chapter
  • Regional Board Member: Reading Partners, Literacy Nonprofit
  • Member: National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Member: California Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Member: International Reading Association
  • Member: Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Association
  • Member: Junior League of Pasadena, Sustaining Advisor: Early Readers Literacy Program

Past Community Involvement

  • Substitute Teacher: St. James’ Episcopal School, The Beehive Cooperative Pre-school
  • Parent Education Coordinator: The Beehive Cooperative Pre-school
  • Advisory Council Member: Orono School District ECFE Advisory Council
  • Team Member: Dolores Mission Principal Search Committee
  • Team Member: WASC School Site Evaluation Committee
  • Member: Dolores Mission School Board
  • Member: Holy Family School Executive School Board
  • Board Member: Holy Family School Executive Parent Guild
  • Member: National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
  • Chairperson: Holy Family School WASC Evaluation Team
  • Member: Houston, Miami, Pasadena Alumnae Chapters of Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Advisory Board Member- University of Southern California

Schedule time with Melissa
Whether a group or one-on-one coaching meeting, Melissa brings the same level of energy to your national conference or living room.

Email Melissa or call (713) 444-6471