2018 Tillman Scholar

Maisha Rounds

Military Spouse
Vanderbilt University

“Education is the mother of all professions. She breathes life into society, possessing the power to change the world.”

Dr. Maisha Rounds is an elementary school principal, National Board Certified teacher, and holds 4 degrees in education from Winthrop, Harvard, and Vanderbilt Universities. Most recently, she completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Vanderbilt University and contributed to 2 Corwin Press publications -“Stories of Caring School Leadership” and “Caring in Crisis: Stories to Inspire School Leaders.”  Passionate about school turnaround, Maisha works tirelessly to convert corridors of shame into oases of opportunity for marginalized and disenfranchised students in the American Pre-K – 12 sector as transformational leader in education. A proud Army wife and mother of four, Dr. Rounds engages families, strengthens communities, and inspires change.