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. Since 2020, Melissa has been a Strategic Dedicated Consultant/Instructional Designer for Lauren’s Kids, a K-12 non-profit company based in Florida whose curriculum empowers students with tools to stay safe from abuse.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and family, vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, traveling throughout the US and Europe, gardening, exercising, cooking, and reading.Read more