Dr. Merewyn E. (“Libba”) Lyons is a retired officer of the United States Navy and a retired K-12 schoolteacher and administrator. A decorated veteran, Dr. Lyons held high level leadership positions on major Navy staffs and as a commanding officer. In her second career as an educator, she served as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district executive director of large federally funded grant projects.  She brings to IE over 40 years of deep experience in leadership, management, and education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Languages and Linguistics from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Regent University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.