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Welcome to Our New Trustees

Staff WriterEducation, RSS-Education

Goldey-Beacom is excited to announce the appointment of Dorrell Green and Melody Phillips as new members of its Board of Trustees.

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Dorrell Green

Dorrell Green has dedicated his career to serving children across New Castle County, as a teacher and as an educational leader, for three of Delaware’s largest public school districts.

Green is the Superintendent
for the Red Clay Consolidated School District. His career in education
began 20 years ago in the City of Wilmington when he served as a teacher at
Bancroft Elementary School and Stubbs Elementary School. After honing his
skills in the classroom, he embarked on a path to leadership, serving as an
Assistant Principal at Stubbs and then as the Principal of Harlan Elementary
School. Green made a natural transition to district leadership in 2011, when he
was named Director of Elementary Education and Title I Services for the
Brandywine School District. From 2012 to 2017, he served as the Assistant
Superintendent of the Brandywine School District. Green joined the Delaware
Department of Education (DOE) in 2017 as the Director of Innovation and
Improvement. While at DOE, Dorrell was instrumental in leading many of the
Trauma Informed practices that are currently in many Delaware schools.

Green is an Organizational Leadership Doctoral Candidate
(ABD), Wilmington University. He holds a Master’s in Education in Educational
Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Teaching Education, both
from the University of Delaware.

Known as one of the Top 100 all time and strongest team
leaders in Blue Hens history for football, Green was inducted into the
University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. A resident of
Wilmington, he and his wife, Bonita, have a son (Jordan) and two daughters
(Jada and Jasmine).

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Melody Phillips

Melody Phillips is committed to building community partnerships with organizations that provide meaningful opportunities to young people to help them thrive and grow.

Phillips is the
Director of Operations for The Warehouse, a state-of-the art teen center For
Teens, By Teens in Northeast Wilmington.

She currently serves
as the board chair of I Am My Sister’s Keeper (MSK), an organization she
co-founded with Charlotte Miller-Lacy. MSK is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the development of girls and women. It provides rites of passage
curriculum, leadership development and social-emotional skills training to girls
ages 12-18 years old.

Phillips is a Delaware Today 2019 Women in Business honoree. She has received awards from other organizations including the City of Wilmington, the state of Delaware and My Sister, My Friend I Celebrate You.

Phillips holds a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University, a Paralegal Certificate from Delaware Technical Community College and is a Certified Behavior Analyst Technician through the Providence Service Corporation.

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