Melissa Izzo

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Melissa Izzo

Instructional Designer

As a member of the Authorizer Engagement and Advancement team, Melissa designs professional development and network-building opportunities for charter school authorizers, with a focus on promoting and strengthening best practices in the field.

She comes to NACSA from Douglas County Libraries, where she worked in staff training and development. Her experience also includes over 7 years in higher education, partnering with faculty to enhance student learning through course design and the integration of academic technologies.

She has a master’s degree in Information and Learning Technologies from the University of Colorado, as well as an MLIS from the University of Denver. Her bachelor’s degree is from Rutgers University.

Melissa lives with her husband and children in Colorado, which isn’t bad for a place with no beaches.


Most Recent Posts
4 Reasons You Should Attend #NACSAcon
Smart, proactive public charter school authorizing can transform public education. We’ve seen it happen in cities across the country.  How did they do it? What lessons can you take from...
Holding Up a Mirror: What to Expect at 2021 NACSA Virtual Leadership Conference for Charter School Authorizers
As educators, we need to recognize the significance of this moment for charter school authorizers. The pandemic has interrupted schooling for millions of children–widening achievement and opportunity gaps that we...
Wyoming Gets a New Authorizer Is the Headline, But There’s More to the Story
Last month we touched on a Wyoming bill, SF130, which created a new authorizing pathway in the state. But there is more to the bill that deserves to be highlighted: through a comprehensive overhaul, SF130...