Melissa Izzo

Melissa Izzo

Instructional Designer

As a member of the Authorizer Learning and Development 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.

Prior to joining NACSA, Melissa spent over a decade working in libraries and higher education, connecting people with information and enhancing student learning through course design and the integration of academic technologies.

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


Most Recent Posts
Closing the DEI Gap in Authorizing
According to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, 68% of charter school students are students of color and nearly 59% come from lower-income households. Unfortunately, most educational organizations, including...
New School Application
What’s possible today? Who can start new, high-quality, innovative, and equitable schools? Is it possible for community members, talented educators, or the next generation of leaders to start a new...
Third Thursdays
NACSA provides professional development opportunities, online courses, resources, and publications that are specifically designed to help authorizers and other school leaders grow and network. Third Thursdays, an ongoing virtual learning...