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Staff Profiles

Dr. Linda Marrs-Morford – Director

Dr. Marrs-Morford was named Director of the Indiana Principal Leadership Institute in July 2013. Prior to IPLI, she was a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.  During her 12 years at Eastern, Linda also served as department chair for four years and was Director of the NewLeaders Assistance Service, a mentoring and induction program for new principals.  She was also Director of the EIU Administrators Roundtable, a professional development program for over 150 administrators.  In addition to numerous state and national presentations and publications, Linda was secretary/treasurer of the Illinois Council of Professors of Educational Administration for twelve years and President of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration from 2006-2007.  Dr. Marrs-Morford has received several state and federal grants totaling over $1 million.

She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration in 2001 from the University at Albany. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration (University of Albany), Master of Science degree in Teacher Education (Purdue University), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education (Purdue University).  She has a total of eight years of building-level administration experience. Dr. Marrs-Morford was also a member of the first women’s varsity basketball team at Purdue University.

Marrs-Morford Curriculum Vitae

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Lori Davis – IPLI Program Coordinator

Lori joined IPLI in September 2013. She lives in Casey, Illinois, with her husband, Todd. She has two daughters – Torie, an ISU Graduate, who lives in Indianapolis and is the Marketing Coordinator at Reis Nichols Jewelers, and Taylor a senior at Indiana State majoring in Nursing.

Prior to coming to IPLI, Lori was the Office Administrator at Casey-Westfield Jr. High School where she gained valuable insight into secondary education and working firsthand with principals and teachers.

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Mary Ray – IPLI Staff

Mary joined IPLI in August 2013. Mary served as an Elementary Principal for 20 years at East Side Elementary in Clay County. She is working towards her Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership. She received her Master’s Degree in Reading from Indiana State University. She also received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from ISU. Mary also completed the non-degree certification for administrative licensing. She resides in Brazil, Indiana.

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