Melodie Mashel’s career as an educator has extended over three decades. She has served in a variety of roles at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) including Superintendent of one of the largest districts in the city, Principal, Assistant Principal, Staff Developer and Teacher. Melodie has prided herself on serving communities of diverse needs, spring boarding bilingual programs at the start of her career, building strong instructional teams across schools, creating collaborative teacher team structures, designing and implementing quality curricula, strengthening and cultivating effective leaders and leadership practices. As part of her desire to continue to grow her own knowledge and be an on-going learner, she has collaborated and worked closely with a wide range of educational organizations allowing her to become well versed in the interpretation and administration of instructional and leadership tools including the NYCDOE Quality Review Rubric and the Mulit-dimensional Rubric. She has worked extensively supporting school leaders and teacher teams on developing school improvement plans.
Melodie holds a Masters in Administration and Supervision in Education from the College of New Rochelle, a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching/Bilingual Education from Fordham University and a Bachelors in Spanish Literature from Lehman College. Melodie loves art and writing. She dabbles in both, and works as an educational consultant implementing and growing effective literacy and leadership practices.