Melissa spent her teaching career in Title I New York City public and charter schools. Having served as a master teacher, grade team leader, and professional development provider, Melissa is passionate about helping teachers elevate the learning experience for all students. Prior to entering the classroom, Melissa was a Second Language Acquisition Research Assistant at the US Department of Education’s National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition. She has a BA from UC Berkeley and received her MS in Education from Bank Street College of Education.
If Melissa could be any fictional character, she would be post-Trunchbull Matilda, for she gets to spend her days reading and learning in bliss.