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Melissa Fasten

Senior Program Manager

What I like most about my role within the Center is…

My amazing colleagues and working with teachers/educators! I learn from and value every relationship with my teammates. Supporting educators has always been my passion. I believe they have the most important role in the world.

What I believe in

Lifelong learning.

“One child, one teacher, one pen can change the world.” Malafa Yousafzai

Previous work highlights

My entire career has been in higher education specifically within Schools of Education. Before moving to the Boston area, I was employed at Wilmington University in Delaware for 10 years. In this role, I worked closely with faculty and deans on program and university accreditation including data collection, budget, and student support.

Favorite book

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

Fun fact

I have a mini book club with my 13 year old son. Jason Reynolds is his favorite author.

Education

BS. Internet Design and Technology
Master of Elementary Education

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Featured Blog Posts

February 26, 2021 Irene Fountas, Director

Learning to Read is Complex: No Reading Program is an Alternative to Teacher Expertise

January 8, 2021 Center News

Our Top Posts from 2020

December 18, 2020 Center News

$3 Million Gift Endows Dr. Gay Su Pinnell Fund for Reading Recovery®