Chief Program Officer and Chief Operating Offer - Chicago, IL
Melissa and her team are responsible for developing innovative, effective program and professional development offerings that drive outcomes for our Acelero Network as well as Shine Early Learning’s Assist and Implement Partners. Melissa has over 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of high quality programs in the early childhood education and higher education space, including infant, toddler and preschool curricula, adaptive learning technology platforms, and degree programs for adult learners. Melissa has served as Director of Education and Customer Retention for a 600-school division of Learning Care Group and Director of Curriculum Development for Kaplan University's 75-school campus division. Melissa has spent the last six years managing strategic initiatives for companies that strive to improve educational outcomes for preschoolers – including, for example, Sesame Street, PBS, and HATCH. Melissa holds a master’s degree in education from the Stanford University School of Education and a master’s in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.