Melissa loves collaborating with clients to design learning experiences to engage learners, provide accessibility, and build a sense of community. Before landing her “dream job” with Canvas, Melissa taught for over twenty-seven years, holding positions as a secondary education English teacher and a K12 instructional technology specialist. Her love for learning and using technology to level the playing field has always been her passion, but when she started using Canvas in 2013, a new world opened up to her and the teachers she supported. Currently, Melissa is a dedicated Instructional Designer/Learning Consultant for Lauren’s Kids, a K-12 non-profit company based in Florida whose curriculum empowers students with tools to stay safe from abuse.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and family, vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, gardening, cooking, and reading.