iEARN-USA names Melissa Rowker Director of Global Education

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Melissa Rowker joined iEARN-USA in the Spring of 2023 as the Director of Global Education. As an education leader with over a decade of experience playing critical roles in developing school-based programming in the United States and internationally, Melissa is excited to work with iEARN-USA to engage teachers and students in meaningful experiences that bring the world into their classrooms. Melissa has managed education departments for national Americorps programs working with the largest school districts in the country to develop transformational partnerships. 

Most recently, Melissa led a network of educational practitioners developing alternative high school models in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, and the U.K. Melissa earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Florida and an M.Ed. in Educational Policy and Management from Harvard University. Melissa lives in central Florida with her son, Will, and their cat, Willa Kitty.