Melissa Carli, MEd, is a project manager for multiple federally-funded grants within the School of Teacher Education at the University of Central Florida. Through the projects, Melissa supports teacher candidates through coordination of partnerships among the university, local school district, and school-based teams. She also assists current teachers with gaining knowledge and skills to grow within their field. In her former role, Melissa was a curriculum program specialist, where she collaborated with schools and teachers to assist them in preparing for and implementing rigorous mathematics instruction. Her focus is on providing teachers with the tools and knowledge necessary to help their students think critically around mathematical content. Melissa taught at both the elementary and middle school levels and has served as both math instructional coach and department chair.

Melissa is an author on the Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching book series. She has presented her work at local and state conferences, including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, on using effective instructional practices in mathematics.

She earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from the University of Florida and holds a master’s degree in educational leadership.