Melissa is a mom, wife, educator, theater maker, singer, tour leader, and adventure seeker. Melissa has a Masters degree in Education and over twenty years teaching experience in progressive school and homeschool settings. She’s been creating original youth theater for fifteen years, directing her own summer performing arts camp, Student Stage, in Philadelphia. Four years ago Melissa’s family of five began worldschooling, and have happily explored parts of Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Her family focuses on low-budget travel and accruing enough frequent flier miles for all their international flights. Melissa is the co-founder of Staging Journeys: Community through travel, learning, and theater. A grassroots company providing budget worldschooling adventures, original youth theater, and educational workshops. Few things make her happier than putting on a heartfelt show!