Mississippi Educational Leadership Faculty Association (MELFA)


To support personal and professional growth of educational leaders to impact teaching, leading, and learning in Mississippi.


To provide a mechanism for collaboration among educational leadership faculty across the state of Mississippi in order to present a collective voice to advocate for policy and practice yielding highly effective P-12 educational programs.


Is open to faculty from MDE approved educational leadership preparation programs .

Current Efforts to Prepare “Day 1 Ready” School Leader

  • Alignment of EDL programs to national and state school leadership program criteria.
  • Development of common assessments that EDL candidates will complete prior to graduation on the MS Professional Growth System, School Improvement, School and Community Relations, and School Safety.
  • Development of common Candidate Dispositions to assess EDL candidates adherence to the MS Code of Ethics as well as their effectiveness in clinical experiences.

For more information contact: your campus MELFA representative