Shannon Melideo, PhD

Shannon Melideo, PhD (no photo)

Professor of Practice

School of Education

Academic Credentials

PhD. Educational Leadership and Management, American University;

Graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders, James Madison University;

Post-Masters, Elementary Principalship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania;

MEd Reading, Kutztown University;

BS Elementary Education, Lock Haven University


Dr. Shannon Melideo has dedicated her thirty-one-year career to the education profession. She taught grades 1,3,4,5, ESOL grades K-5, music grades K-8, and 7th-12th grade biology in high needs schools. She has been a mentor teacher, cooperating teacher, elementary administrator, district coordinator of ESOL, teaching faculty member, university department chairperson, supervisor, and associate dean. She recently returned to the elementary classroom and served as the lead fifth-grade teacher at Hunters Woods Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Fairfax County Public Schools. During that time, she was nominated as teacher of the year twice at her school. Dr. Melideo is a professor of practice in the School of Education in the College of Health and Education at Marymount University in Virginia, USA. Throughout her career, she has collaborated extensively on schoolwide, districtwide, campuswide, statewide, national, and international committees, research projects, and task forces. Dr. Melideo is an avid traveler, reader, and dancer.

Teaching Areas 

literacy, collaboration, special education

Research Interests

Her current research interests are in teacher impacts on cultural competence and inclusivity and collaborative leadership.