Melanie Pontz has been in the education field for 20 years, both as a classroom teacher and as a program coordinator. Before starting her own consulting business, Melanie worked at JEVS Human Services as an Educational Counselor, supporting a vulnerable population of students on their path from high school to college or career. Before that, Melanie worked at the Anti-Defamation League in New York City, creating and facilitating diversity curriculum for students and teachers across the city. In the years prior to the ADL, Melanie was an elementary school teacher both in Boston and New York, after receiving her Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley University. Melanie has her BA in Psychology from Duke University.