Melanie is responsible for growing the reach of DonorsChoose.org by expanding the base of teacher users through strategic partnerships. Formerly a Teacher Engagement Manager, Melanie doubled teacher participation in the Atlantic region in less than one year. Prior to joining DonorsChoose.org, Melanie taught 6th grade English in Baltimore City. Melanie Duppins holds a B.A. in Literature from American University. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and a lifetime supply of world poetry anthologies.