About Us

Brainworks Learning Lab has a new owner! 

Dr. Melinda Ellis       


  I was born and raised in Griffin Georgia. I attended Atkinson Elementary until I moved to Jackson, Georgia. I am a 1982   Jackson High School graduate. My education includes:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Tift College
  • Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Fort Valley State College
  • Specialist Degree in Elementary Education from Troy State University
  • Doctorate Degree in Educational /Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  

 I am a 31-year veteran in education. My career in education began as a paraprofessional. I taught 3rd and 5th grades. After   many years of teaching, I was promoted to Assistant Principal. I served as Elementary Principal for several years and served   as Deputy Superintendent in Butts County Schools until I retired in June 2018.

 My passion is educating the youth and helping them to achieve success. Brainworks Learning Lab will continue to provide   exemplary, meaningful and engaging experiences for the youth to excel and reach their full potential.

 I look forward to meeting and working with the youth and parents in Griffin-Spalding and surrounding counties.

Our Mission

The mission of Brainworks Learning Lab is to bridge the path to student success by providing a friendly open and diverse learning community which empowers students and fosters overall success.

                                                    Brainwork in Action!

Brainworks Learning Lab is not a licensed child care facility.  This program is not required to be licensed by the Georgia Department of Early Care                and Learning.  This program is exempt from state licensure requirements.