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The career of educator Carmela Morelli spans more than two decades, starting in the science classrooms of New York and Washington state. Most recently, Carmela Morelli has served for 10 years as Assistant Principal of Lynnwood High School in Edmonds School District, which educates 20,000 students in Snohomish County, Washington.Before launching her career in administration, Carmela Morelli taught science to middle school students in New York for eight years, first at Port Chester Middle School, then at John Burroughs Junior High School, where she also served as science department chair. During this period of time, she concurrently developed her leadership skills, acting as Graduate Course Facilitator for Iona College and serving as Resource Agent and Curriculum Writer for the New York State Education Department. In 1995, Morelli moved to Washington and joined the staff of Oak Harbor High School as a science teacher and Essential Learnings Coordinator. During her years at Oak Harbor, Carmela Morelli also worked toward her Washington State Principal Certificate, which she received from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2000, laying the foundation for future positions in school administration.In 2000, Carmela Morelli was appointed Assistant Principal for Lynnwood High, where she spearheaded instructional innovations that led to steady improvements in state assessment scores as well as recognition for the school. Named in 2010 as one of the most improved schools in Washington by The Center for Educational Effectiveness, Lynnwood High was also honored by the state chapter of Phi Delta Kappa as one of the Great Schools of 2009. During her 10-year tenure at Lynnwood High, Carmela Morelli supervised the school’s departments in math, science, music, and career and technical education. She also chaired committees in reading, curriculum, professional development, and technology levy implementation, among others.Carmela Morelli holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in secondary science education from the State University of New York College at Oneonta and Manhattanville College, respectively, in addition to her New York and Washington state certifications in education administration. Currently, Carmela Morelli serves on the Board of Directors and the Advisory Committee for Another Solution Learning & Therapy Services, where she focuses on educational program development.

Work experience

Jul 2000Jun 2010

Assistant Principal

Lynnwood High School


Sep 1997Jun 2000

Graduate Degrees

Western Washington University
May 1988

Master of Arts

Manhattanville College

Permanent Teaching Certificates – Biology and Chemistry

Dec 1986

Bachelor of Science

State University College at Oneonta

Initial Teaching Certification in Biology and Chemistry