Champions of Change
Melissa is the Florida PTA Incoming Vice President for Regions and Councils and is actively involved in PTA at the local, district and State level. At the district level, she is the Immediate Past President of the Duval County Council of PTAs, and continues to serve as an advisor to the Common Core State Standards committee and lead instructor for those training modules and many others pertaining to advocacy and parent and community engagement. Within her community, she is member of several coalitions, task forces and committees with a focus on strengthening health, education and welfare services for children and schools. She is a proud wife and mother of three children who attend Duval County public school and has also worked professionally in various education and training capacities, including college and university student services and academic advisement, teaching English as a Second Language through the public library system, gifted education in elementary school, and training and curriculum development for AT&T and Citibank.