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Jacquelyn Melin receives Pew Teaching Award

Jacquelyn Melin is an Affiliate Faculty member in the Leadership and Learning unit for the College of Education. Jacque has served students in a variety of positions. She has been a placement and field coordinator; she was the first Director of the College of Education Student Information and Services Center; she currently teaches graduate level classes for the Masters in Educational Differentiation, Elementary Education and Secondary Education programs.

As a teacher of teachers, Jacque is often asked to lead in-service sessions for educators from across the state and the nation in differentiated instruction and in formative assessment practices. She has authored and co-authored books, book chapters and articles on these topics.

Before coming to Grand Valley State University, Jacque was a teacher and principal in Rockford Public Schools for 33 years. She created the first gifted and talented program for the district and helped bring the Odyssey of the Mind program to Rockford. This year, Jacque was inducted into the Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame for Honorary Achievement.


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