Melissa St. Joy joins The Cool Soror Podcast today. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Fort Lauderdale, Florida native, this extremely gifted educator has a passion for teaching students in their own unique way. She found her way into the classroom and into the hearts of children after receiving her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Florida A&M University. Taking the nontraditional route, Melissa jumped at the opportunity to join Teach For America and she has been growing students ever since.
Currently, Melissa is an assistant principal in the Atlanta area. She is a focused educational leader with a proven track record of increasing student achievement. She drives the implementation of school improvement plan in collaboration with the administrative leadership team, modeling instructional leadership necessary to achieve ambitious academic goals of the school and district.
Melissa does this and so much more with the type of vigor and tenacity that each parent desires for their child. As she succinctly put it, “I am the type of educator that I would want for my own children.”
That type of self awareness and confidence has been proven over and over from the way students excel under her tutelage. This work is not for the faint at heart and it takes a person like Melissa who knows every child is worth the investment. When you have this type of God given ability, you know it’s a gift: it’s called the gift of teaching.