Melanie Askew brings to The Fellowship a range of teaching and leadership experiences that will guide her as she founds and leads a high-expectations charter school in New Orleans, LA.

In Melanie’s most recent role as a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development with Teach For America, she coached 20 first- and second-year elementary teachers, conducting observations, analyzing student data, providing teacher training, and working closely with school leadership to support teachers. Through Teach For America, Melanie taught in Memphis, TN as a founding first-grade charter school teacher. There, she improved 98% of student reading levels by 1.5 years or higher.

Prior to joining Teach For America, Melanie worked in talent recruitment, development, and management with a variety of businesses in Nashville, TN. Melanie received a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development and an M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University.