Melissa Sayre is the Chief Impact Officer at mindSpark Learning. mindSpark Learning is a national non-profit that believes in the power educators hold to change the world through creative problem-solving and innovative practices. Melissa has worked with schools across the country to develop strategic plans to improve their educational practices and develop partnerships within their communities that provide students with authentic learning experiences. In the organizational development space, our clients include HUD, the National Council for Adoption, the City and County of Broomfield, and Front Range Community College. In addition, Melissa uses the process of Equity-Centered Design Thinking to leverage creative capital amongst her participants, thus creating a professional learning setting that inspires and fosters critical thinking skills.
Melissa holds two Masters Degrees: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Denver and School Counseling from the University of South Florida. Melissa was an educator for five years before working with mindSpark Learning and has experience with professional learning, school administration, and school counseling in K-12 education.