Meet the Team

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Melissa D.
MBA, Columbia University
MSE, City College of New York
BA, Wesleyan University

Melissa has over 17 years of strategy and operations experience across the private and nonprofit sectors, with a significant focus on the education sector. Melissa’s experience includes serving as an operations and systems risk management advisor in the private sector, teaching middle school math through the NYC Teaching Fellows program, launching and growing Uncommon Schools’ third middle school as founding head of operations, and tirelessly working behind the scenes in various program, operations and strategy leadership roles during a 6 year tenure at Turnaround for Children. 

Melissa holds an MBA from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Education from City College of New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wesleyan University. She currently resides in Montclair, NJ with her husband and daughter.

Interested in joining our team as a chief of staff?