Instructional Leader

Dr. Shelly Dason
Dr. Shelly Dason, Principal
Pleasant Elementary
Marion, Ohio



Doctorate: CUC, 2013

Masters: OSU, 1993

Bachelors: OSU, 1985


PhD in Educational Administration with Superintendent Certification. Have 31 years experience as a building level administrator and teacher. Gained skills in the area of school-community relationships, efficient resource utilization, time management, curricular issues and networking.



Recognized by the State Superintendent, for gains in student achievement in 2002, 2005 2006, 2010 2012 and 2017.

National Who’s Who Among Administrators: 2006 and 2007

OAESA- Highlighted Principal, May 2007 issue of Principal Navigator on student achievement and curriculum.

 Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women: 2008-2009

Global Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals: 2008- 2009, 2009-2010

Baltimore Who’s Who of Among Executives and Professional Women: 2008-2009

Princeton Premier Honors Edition Nomination 2009/2010

RTI and PLC presentations at various colleges and teacher workshops: 2007-Present

Staff Development Council of Ohio- “Action Research” article published in the Spring 2009 Newsletter.  

OAESA Professional Conference Presenter- June 2009

Heritage Who’s Who of Business Leaders and Professionals 2009-2010

Title One Conference Presenter- 2012

NCOESC Master Teacher Committee Member 2012 to 2015

OAESA County Representative 2012 to Present

Superintendent of Pleasant’s Community Academy 2013-Present

Adjunct Professor, Concordia University 2015-Present