Melissa Green is a grade three teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. Her ultimate goal is to help students develop as intellectual critical thinkers. Building confidence, and challenging her students facilitates growth and a positive mindset. In 2015, she established the ambassador program for her students. In this program, Green invites business professionals from the community to share their successes, and best practices in leadership. In 2017, Green was given the Citizen of the Year award by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Chapter OKK). Recently, she was selected from a national pool of teachers to participate in the Library of Congress World War I Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities “Women Making Change” Program. In addition to being an award winning spoken word artist, Green is pursuing a MFA from George Mason University and Hollins University respectively. Her concentration will be in Middle Grade, Young Adult Fiction, and Creative non-fiction. Green is also a photographer and a member of the Professional Photographer’s Association. Her website and cultural history project will launch in 2018.
See Melissa Green at at “Gwendolyn Brooks at 100” on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 163, Research Hall. Click for details.