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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

October 7, 2020 Genevieve Arcovio & Rhonda Precourt, Literacy for All 2020 Speakers

Accountability for Independent Reading In-Person or From a Distance

September 21, 2020 Next month we're hosting the 31st Annual Literacy for All Virtual Conference, October 25-27 (Live + OnDemand).

Video: Debra’s Story—What does literacy mean to me?

September 17, 2020 Stephanie Affinito, Literacy Teacher Educator, Literacy Coach, Author, Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning, University of Albany, NY

A New Kind of Virtual Coaching Cycle