Lee Pambianchi

Lee C. Pambianchi

Northshore Elementary School
Rankin County School District
Brandon, Mississippi

Dr. Lee Pambianchi is described by colleagues and parents as a driven and caring leader with a growth mindset and a dedication to creating excellence and community at Northshore Elementary. A defining feature of her principalship has been innovation, and under her leadership, the school rocketed from a ranking of 27th in the state to third. Pambianchi helped implement a STEM lab to help steer the school into a 21st-century learning environment. She counts among her most significant accomplishments in her 6-year tenure as principal the successful implementation of PBIS and MTSS into her school. PBIS has ensured that teachers develop their skill sets for understanding and addressing students’ behavioral needs, while MTSS has helped staff and administrators effectively leverage data to enhance student learning and ensure that educational goals are being met for all students. A positive, growth-oriented culture among staff thrives under Pambianchi’s leadership; teachers are encouraged to self-reflect on lesson plans and participate in PLCs, and faculty meetings are used as a place to celebrate achievements and remain focused on professional growth and creative thinking. Pambianchi holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education from Mississippi State University, along with two Ed.S. in Supervision and Administration and Elementary Education, an M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Delta State University.