Melinda Tolliver is the senior manager of digital media for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. She takes the lead on managing the social media accounts for the National Alliance and interacting with the online community, in addition to curating email communications and maintaining the website.
Melinda started her career at a nonprofit in South Texas as a community outreach and marketing coordinator working with children and families touched by autism. After moving to Washington, D.C., she joined the Association of American Law Schools where she built the organization's digital communications strategy from the ground up.
Melinda grew up in Columbus, OH, and graduated from Miami University with a degree in Mass Communications.
She believes that public charter schools are an important piece of the education puzzle and in maximizing the potential of all children through high-quality public education.
What do you love about your job? I love leveraging social and digital media to support an important mission. It’s an amazing feeling to make an impact every day in the lives of children and families.
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? Either a nurse—like my nana—or a writer. I came close with the latter!
What is one of the things on your bucket list? Visiting all seven continents