Melanie Pritchett

Melanie Pritchett is the Director of Education Policy for Compass Learning, where she is responsible for linking product development, sales, and service with state and federal education policy issues and research. Prior to joining Compass Learning in May 2006, Melanie held positions as Director of Literacy Initiatives for the University of Texas System’s Institute for Public School Initiatives, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational System Alignment for the University of Texas System, Assistant Commissioner for Statewide Initiatives at the Texas Education Agency, Director of Reading & Language Arts for Dallas ISD, and principal in the Aldine Independent School District in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Texas A&M University and Sam Houston State University, Melanie is a past president of the Texas State Reading Association and has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in the field of reading.