Teach for America alumnus Melanie is an advocate for educational equity, as well as an education and wellness consultant. She has dedicated the last 12 years of her life to empowering communities through literacy and social change, and through her work she seeks to develop the whole child through fusing social-emotional learning and literacy.
Melanie set an intention to cultivate heart-centered communities in which students and school leaders can focus and flourish. Her mission is to advance the development of academic, social, and emotional competence for all students using data analysis and industry expertise to help school leaders achieve practical results with real impact. Melanie believes in the power of education to close the gaps that separate students from low-income backgrounds and students of color from other young Americans.
An experienced educator, Melanie has served in the roles of teacher, Reading Specialist, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Implementation Specialist, and Professional Development Coach since 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Dance from The University of Maryland College Park and a Master of Science Degree in Education and Social Change from University of Miami.
Always learning, and eternally a student, Melanie hopes to share the gifts that education has given her.
Beyond her work building more equitable and peaceful learning environments, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, reading, art, teaching, and practicing yoga and fitness.