Lynmara Colon

Beyond Princess Stories: Helping Our Girls Discover Their Own Stories of Power and Promise


Lynmara Colón brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal—positions she has held since joining education in 2003. As principal of an Elementary School in 2014, she served more than 1,000 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and was able to increase reading engagement by leading a culture of literacy, personalized learning, and collaborative learning teams.

Lynmara believes all schools should be run like Disney—providing magical experiences to every student regardless of their background. She now heads the office that provides comprehensive registration services to English learners and immigrant children, including translation and interpretation services, to a school division serving more than 90,000 students. These students represent 124 countries and 149 languages. Colón holds two master’s degrees: a degree in curriculum and instruction, and another in educational leadership. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education through Old Dominion University. Lynnmara is author of Empower Our Girls: Opening Doors for Girls to Achieve More.