Melissa Izzo

Melissa Izzo

Instructional Designer

As a member of the Authorizer Learning and Development team, Melissa designs professional development and network-building opportunities for charter school authorizers, with a focus on promoting and strengthening best practices in the field.

Prior to joining NACSA, Melissa spent over a decade working in libraries and higher education, connecting people with information and enhancing student learning through course design and the integration of academic technologies.

She has a master’s degree in Learning Design and Technology from the University of Colorado, as well as an MLIS from the University of Denver. Her bachelor’s degree is from Rutgers University.


Most Recent Posts
NACSA names Guerschmide Saint-Ange as Chief Operating Officer
Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Guerschmide Saint-Ange will serve as NACSA’s chief operating officer (COO). Saint-Ange, formerly NACSA’s...
Are Authorizers Missing Opportunities to Approve Excellent Schools? 
When our educational landscape has a variety of public school options for families, every student can attend a school that meets their needs.   Authorizers have a significant impact on shaping...
How to Build an Inclusive Workforce Culture: Let the Data Drive You
FOURTH IN A SERIES In our rapidly evolving world, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within organizations has become more than a moral imperative. It’s also a strategic necessity.  However,...