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Melissa Burkhardt-Shields

Adult and Family Education

Colorado Springs School District 11
Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus

2115 Afton Way Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909

  • Melissa has worked in School District 11 for the past 20 years. The last 12 of those years has been leading the Adult & Family Education program. She has always been focused on serving the students most in need since beginning her teaching career at Helen Hunt Elementary School in 1997. Melissa has an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Denver, along with a Principal’s license. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Northern Colorado in teaching, with an emphasis in Social Sciences. Melissa has served on the Pikes Peak Workforce Center's Workforce Development Board since 2005. She serves as the Youth Committee Chair and was recently elected Board Secretary. In order to share resources to serve the Colorado Springs community, she has formed strong partnerships with Pikes Peak Community College, Lutheran Family Services, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Department of Human Resources, CPCD, and Community Probation and Parole.