Melissa Izzo

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
One Ingredient of Multiple Measures: Patience
Second in a series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development Evaluating school performance is the heart of authorizing. To do it well, authorizers need to get the right information....
What Can Tell Us More? Multiple Measures Can
First in a Series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development When we take a hard look at students in our schools, and want to know how they’re doing—really doing—it’s...
Authorizers Must Be Willing Participants
High-quality charter schools start with high-quality authorizing. So, what differentiates great authorizing leaders from the pack? Our evidence shows that, in addition to abiding by national best practices, the best...