Melissa Coleman

Director of Federal Programs, Putnam County Public Schools

Dr. Melissa Coleman currently serves as the Director of Federal Programs for Putnam County Public Schools in Palatka Florida. Her current responsibilities include overseeing K-12 Federal grant funding initiatives and K-12 acceleration curriculum initiatives including those involving STEM programs. Through grant funding, she brings over $16 million dollars into the school system yearly. Over her 18 years of service in public education, she has served as a District Curriculum Director, High School Principal, Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and High School Chemistry and Biology teacher. She is a National Certified Grant Writer, Certified Facilitator of Dr. Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching, and has a proven track record of increasing the school grade each year at each school she has led. A primary passion of hers involves creating structures to provide acceleration to students from traditionally underserved populations, creating opportunities for excellence for all students regardless of background.