Melissa A. Coleman, Ph.D.

Director of Federal Programs and Instructional Acceleration, Putnam County Public Schools
Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub

Dr. Melissa Coleman currently serves as the Director of Federal Programs and Instructional Acceleration 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 19 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 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 unidentified populations and opportunities for excellence for all students regardless of background.