C. Lynn Rhodes-Polk
Educational Activist and Doctoral Student
Excelling for Excellence Educational Services, LLC
Mrs. C. Lynn Rhodes-Polk is a skilled educational leader and an excellent communicator with a strong, decisive, and collaborative leadership style. She has extensive training and experience in leadership and administration, coupled with mentoring, observation, and supervision of education professionals. She is a visionary leader with a passion for children. In addition, she is an advocate of diversity and accountability as well as a curriculum alignment practitioner and data-driven leader.
She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Southern University at New Orleans, a Master of Arts in Urban Education from Southern University at New Orleans, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Executive Leadership at Holy Cross University New Orleans. The State of Louisiana licenses Mrs. Rhodes-Polk as an Educational Leader, level 2, and Elementary Education grades 1-8. Her experiences include School Director, School Leader, Principal, Assistant Principal, Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Curriculum Coordinator, Instructional Facilitator, and Teacher. Lynn has also tutored professionally; she owns and operates a state-licensed state business Excelling for Excellence Educational Services, L.L.C., where she is the co-CEO.
Three of her most significant accomplishments: as a teacher and leader at Lake Forest Montessori and Charter School, she successfully produced scores of 100% of all 4th and 8th-grade students passing the LEAP and LEAP 2025 assessments; this was accomplished over a 17-year period; as Assistant Principal she was instrumental in leading her school to achieve the highest educational honor, the National Blue Ribbon School 2013, she flew to Washington D. C. to personally accept the award on behalf of the school. Lastly, she successfully wrote two charter applications that were approved upon the 1st presentation.