New to the Oregon Department of Education as an Educational Technologist and the technical contact for the web-based educator effectiveness connection point, Melissa spent 9 years as an Educational Technologist for Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Melissa is passionate about equipping teachers to improve student achievement.
Melissa is a member of the leadership team for ORVSD and for Oregon’s EdTech Professional Development Cadre.
Melissa completed her M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governor’s University on Good Friday 2014. This seemed an appropriate day to wrap up 18 months of hard work. In 1991 Melissa graduated from Western Baptist College with a B.S. in English and Language Arts (double major) as part of a teacher prep program. She taught Language Arts at Crook County High School in 1992-93.
Melissa is a wife to Rick for 23 years and mom to a 19 year old Vince and a 6 year old Ananda. She is a regular volunteer at Salem Alliance Church in both media and recovery. She enjoys friends, crochet, reading, and figuring out what to do with her time post-Master’s.
Melissa’s Philosophy (download and share!): http://bit.ly/TechMagicQualityCC