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Malissa A. Scheuring Leipold, Ed.D.

Dr. Malissa A. Scheuring Leipold served as a teacher at both the elementary and secondary levels, as well as an administrator in the middle school and high school settings. Subsequent to earning her doctoral degree, she was accepted to Teachers College, Columbia University's Education Policy Fellowship Program to continue in her studies of leadership development, policy analysis, and policy implementation. Dr. Scheuring Leipold's scholarship focuses on issues related to educational leadership and organizational behavior. In 2009, Dr. Scheuring Leipold published a book, Job Satisfaction, which examined the influences of gender, age, years of teaching experience, and requirements of the profession of teaching, including educational reform efforts, as they have the potential to play a significant role in teachers' belief systems. She has also been selected by the United States Department of Education to serve as a School Leadership Program reviewer of national grant proposals submitted in the hopes of receiving federal funding designed to assist high-need local educational agencies in the development, enhancement, or expansion of innovative programs to recruit, train, and retain school principals. In addition, she has assisted local school districts in school system evaluation as an independent consultant.

Dr. Scheuring Leipold has dedicated most of her life to serving in impoverished areas with her parents and siblings, and continues to offer her services as an educational consultant to train teachers in developing countries, more recently in Kingston, Jamaica, and has organized campus wide drives for educational materials. She continues to work with her parents, the founders of LAMP (Lay Apostolic Ministries with the Poor) Catholic Ministries, whose main objective is to work with those people who are materially poor, focusing on evangelization.

Dr. Scheuring Leipold is a member of Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society in Education, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). In 2009, she received the Teacher of Honor designation from Kappa Delta Pi. To earn the Teacher of Honor designation, an educator must have more than three years of classroom teaching experience, submit evidence of professional development, leadership, community service and meaningful contribution to the education profession, and demonstrate a commitment to integrity and high standards in the classroom.

New York State Certifications

School District Administrator (SDA)
Biology - General Science (7-12)

Research Interests

  • Effective Leadership
  • Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Teacher Motivation
  • Teacher Job Satisfaction
  • Teaching as a Service Profession