• Posted on: July 7, 2020
  • Category: News
  • Posted by: mrc_admin

We are proud to announce our New Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Leslie Lee has over 20 years of experience holding leadership positions at K-12 and university-level institutions. She has deployed her expertise as an educational specialist for Miami Dade County Public Schools. Dr. Lee brings her wealth of knowledge in leading staff members while designing programs that drive performance. Throughout her career, she has coordinated educational programs for students and staff members with a strong focus on continuous development and the improvement of student outcomes. Her areas of expertise include program development, budget management, team leadership, curricula improvements, and student engagement.

Dr. Lee’s passion for developing and sharing new best practices and trends in education is well demonstrated by the work she has accomplished throughout her career. As Assistant Principal of Aventura City of Excellence School, she deployed innovative teaching technologies and techniques that introduced Google Apps for Education into her institution. Due to her continuous pursuit of unique and effective teaching methods, she maintained +90% staff retention rate due . Additionally, she coordinated and managed school improvement initiatives, including professional training aimed at the continuous development of over 90 staff members.

At the University of South Florida, Dr. Lee coordinated operations for several divisions and managed multiple teams to facilitate and monitor student registrations. Her knowledge of the ins and outs of higher education policy played a significant role in creating a grant proposal worth $500,000 in federal funding. At the college level, Dr. Lee has had significant success in developing and teaching courses in education and education administration for prospective teachers. She implemented changes in teaching practices to drive efficacy and instilled the basic principles of education in her students to form the foundations of their teaching styles and methods.

Dr. Lee holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration from American College of Education. She also holds a Master’s in Secondary Social Studies Education from Florida International University. She is eager to apply her experiences and deep knowledge of higher education to further the development of our MRU students in her new role as the Dean of the School of Education.

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