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
President Biden’s Proposed Increase in Education Spending Could Be a Boost for Charter Schools
On Friday, President Biden released his “skinny budget”, a proposal for fiscal year 2022 containing top-line spending numbers. Congress rarely takes up the President’s proposed budget wholesale, but the proposal,...
What Happens When You Take the “Independent” Out of Independent Chartering Board
Maine and Hawaii are two of 17 states with an independent chartering board (ICBs). ICBs are a type of charter school authorizer often called a state charter commission. Where they...
Rebuilding Our “Love Bubble” To Take Care of Our Charter School Community
This piece was written by Arthur Samuels, Executive Director, Pagee Cheung, Principal, Princess Francois, Assistant Principal of Math & Science, and Dwayne James, Social Worker & Director of Diversity, Equity,...