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Welcome to Mills Lawn Elementary! We are the home to Kindergarten through 6th-grade students in YSEVSD and provide the educational setting necessary to meet the individual academic, social, and emotional needs of each student. We are a project-based learning school that inspires and motivates our students to become lifelong fearless thinkers! We take pride in our school community by practicing our Bulldog Skills for Life: Cooperation, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Personal Best.


Cultivating curiosity, fostering learning, and nurturing compassion in our Fearless Thinkers for a better tomorrow.PRINCIPAL MEGAN WINSTON

Megan Winston is the principal of Mills Lawn Elementary School in the Yellow Springs Exempted Village School District. She has 19 years of experience in education with the last 13 of those years spent in administration. As the daughter and granddaughter of K-12 and Higher Education practitioners, Megan was not only exposed to pedagogical conversations at an early age, but also developed a passion for education and a passion for diversity, inclusion, and equity discussions. 

Prior to her arrival at Mills Lawn Elementary, Megan studied Adolescent to Young Adult Mathematics Education at Wilmington College. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2004 and accepted a position at Beavercreek High School where she spent six years serving as an algebra teacher, class advisor, and coordinator of the study skills center. Megan completed a graduate degree in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 and fulfilled the requirements to earn an Ohio Principal License. In 2010, she accepted an assistant principal position at Thurgood Marshall High School in the Dayton Public Schools District where she was nominated to attend the Aspiring Principals Academy in Cincinnati, OH. After completion of the academy,  Megan served as principal of Horace Mann Pk-8 in Dayton Public Schools, returned to her alma mater, Xenia High School, as assistant principal to serve her community and families, and completed the Ohio Superintendent Licensure Program at the University of Dayton. She is an adjunct instructor at Wright State University in the Education Department and is currently working on her Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) in Leadership for Organizations at the University of Dayton. 

Megan resides in Xenia and is an active member of the Xenia Rotary Club and member of the Xenia Elks Lodge where she serves as the student scholarship committee co-chair and grants coordinator. She volunteers for many community outreach projects  and enjoys traveling, playing soccer and spending time with family and friends in her free time.