Elaine Wilson, Ed.D.

National Faculty,
Department of Leadership and Administration

Dr. Elaine Montgomery Wilson believes all children can learn if given the right tools and the dedicated professionals and that teaching children is the purpose and mission of her life. Therefore, she decided to become the vessel of change. She has continued to develop her understanding of educational strategies by continuing her education throughout her career.

In 2005, Dr. Wilson was accepted as a graduate student in the University of Cincinnati Urban Educational Leadership doctoral program. Additionally, she has served in an urban elementary school for 27 years. She was a third grade teacher for 11 years and presently serves as the principal at the Phoenix Community Learning Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As she reflects on her position as principal for the last 17 years, Dr. Wilson is humbled to serve the children who will guide us into tomorrow. She believes urban educational leaders must possess integrity and a sense of ethics, inspire trust, and be able to build relationships with actions that value those that one leads. In fall 2010, she was honored to present a presentation for Dr. Thomas Sergiovanni entitled “Heart, Head, Hands, and Moral Authority” at the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision.


  • Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education
    Alabama A&M University
  • Master's in Educational Leadership
    University of Cincinnati
  • Doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership
    University of Cincinnati

Research Interests

  • Urban education
  • Educational leadership

Program Affiliations

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.


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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education


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M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education

This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement


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Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate

Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.


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