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about us

Who we are

The LDM Group Co-founded by Lynn Haines Dodd and Donald R. Mitchell, who have over 90 years of administrative and teaching experience in K-12, higher education and in transforming educational institutions through partnering with community leaders to improve equitable college access. The LDM Group has a portfolio of professional experts in their respective fields of study to support client needs.

work with us

Our work is focused on providing multiple levels of high quality professional development for K-12 educational institutions, college/university enrollment and outreach staff, parents/guardians and community based organizations.  If you are interested in becoming one of our trainers, please review the minimum requirements: you are an expert in your field of study and have 3 or more years of experience in working with diverse student populations; please email your resume through our contact information.
Lynn Haines DoddIs a career educator who supports and promotes initiatives connecting students to college success and opportunity. She has over 40 years experience in K-12 and higher education.  Lynn is a member of several philanthropic foundations. Her lifelong goal is to advance equitable opportunities and access for all students.


GROUP Advancing equitable college access for all students!
Donald R. MitchellUnderstands the power of education and its’ ability to change and even save lives. He has dedicated his 4-decade career in education to ensuring that African American, Latino and all underserved students and their families are appreciated, valued and have opportunities for equitable college access.
how we started

our history

LDM Group is fourty plus years in the making

Co-founders Lynn Haines Dodd and Donald R. Mitchell have worked for and/or supported over 100 urban and suburban school districts in six states. LDM Group provides professional development for K-12 educators, university/college enrollment staff, Community Based Organizations in promoting equitable college access supports, strategies and skill development. LDM Group helps educational institutions develop and implement equitable college ready school-wide strategic plans. We provide professional development for teachers, counselors and administrators on ACT®, AP®, PSAT 8/9®, PSAT/NMSQT®, Pre-AP® and SAT® structure, content and instruction and experience. We both are very excited to continue our careers helping educational institutions to provide equitable college access for all of their students.

We believe our company can be the key to assist you to unlock college access for all students.

Social Justice Statement

At the LDM Group: Advancing Equitable College Access, LLC, we are committed to a culture of providing equitable college access, inclusion, integrity, and post- secondary opportunities for all students, especially our students who are underrepresented, served and resourced. Our commitments carry beyond the walls of our company into the communities in which we serve and live.

We Believe
Regardless of the student’s zip code, educators must:
Promote academic, climate, systemic and resource equity to disrupt inequities and to support all students
Promote systemic academic improvements through the lens of equity to close opportunity and achievement gaps
Disrupt systemic inequities by changing mindsets which prevent equitable college access
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