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
2021 NACSA Leadership Conference Reflections
Black and Brown leaders are central to educational equity. They need our support.              – Naomi Shelton @ The 2021 NACSA Leadership Conference As the...
For Charter School Renewal, It’s About Active Listening
NACSA’s 2021 Supplemental Renewal Guidance encourages authorizers to approach COVID-era renewals with both an equity and high-quality accountability lens. The guidance offers sample questions and responses for authorizers, but is...
NACSA’s Four Recommendations for Improving the Charter School Program (CSP) State Entity Grant
The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is one of the few levers the federal government plays in charter schooling around the country. To date, the program has put more than $5...