Executive Leadership

Pamela Green
Chief Operating Officer
Interim Head of School
Pamela J. Green is a highly celebrated leader with more than 25 years of experience in childcare, healthcare, humanitarian and other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations for brands such as the American Red Cross, Head Start and the Society for Human Resource Management. Pamela has been featured in a multitude of media outlets including HR Magazine, SHRM Online, Association’s Now, Biz Summits, The Columbus Post, The Network Journal, the Los Angeles Business Journal, CSPNet.com, AllParenting.com, The St. Marten Daily Herald, Bloomberg BNA, Washington Women’s Journal, and HR Professionals Magazine to name a few.


Pamela is a sought after keynote speaker and published author with 4 books and a published research report to her credit. In addition, Pamela and her husband successfully established a summer youth camp in Bowie, Maryland to reduce summer learning loss. The camp was featured in July 2014 on ABC7 WJLA for their summer snowball fight to showcase how students can work together to stop bullying! Pamela is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), ICF ACC Certified Success Coach and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Human Resources and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio where she was born and raised.

She currently serves as the Board Chair for the Prince George’s Child Resource Center in Largo, Maryland and also in a variety of other community and church organizations.


Lela Johnson

Executive Principal

Lela is a founding team member of Excel Academy.  In addition to Executive Principal, she has served on the academic leadership team as Dean of Students and Special Education Coordinator.  Lela can be credited with developing the School’s character education program and providing support for students receiving special education services.  Lela has devoted her career to supporting children with special academic, emotional, and social needs.  She has worked at Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children in Rockville and as a Special Education Specialist in Prince George’s County and D.C.

Lela graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a BA in Psychology and received a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Human Development from George Washington University.