Charlene Lemons-Shivers, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, attended Howard University, a historically black university, and later went on to complete her graduate work in education at the United States International University and the University of Guam. Over the course of her life, she has served students and parents in many capacities including: community leader, and educational leader, classroom teacher, resource specialist, assistant principal, community leader, organizational volunteer, director of special programs, and ACSA as an educational consultant.
Her accomplishments as a servant-leader administrator and community volunteer include being the recipient of the ACSA 18 Region Continuation/ Educational Options Administrator of the Year award, the Mother of the Year award, A Tribute to Mother’s Award, the Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) award, Principals on the Front Line award, Woman of Distinction award, FIRST Robotics Competition Inspirational Rookie Team Championship Mentor/Leader, and recipient of a Proclamation.
Her belief that all students have the capacity to learn and accomplish great things, inspired her to plan, organize and implement HBCU tours, African-American conferences, Martin Luther King Day Breakfasts, and golf tournament fundraisers. As a visionary and village builder who recognizes the possibilities that an education provides, Charlene Lemons-Shivers stands as an inspirational role model for all.
She particularly enjoys serving in her church. She also enjoys traveling for the purpose of edifying others, strengthening relationships, and providing service. She is the mother of one son at Baylor University. One friend noted, “Charlene’s tireless devotion, inspiring “can do” spirit, and selfless service inspire all of us to dream big and to accomplish miraculous things.”