Dr. Melissa Bloom is a Practice Leader at the Learning Sciences International (LSI) Marzano Center. Her passion is to energize and inspire K-12 educators to improve effectiveness through research-based instructional and evaluation models. After spending her career as a teacher, regional school improvement coach, school principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum, and continuing teacher education coach at Quincy University, Dr. Bloom understands what it takes to encourage teachers and leaders in a way that ultimately results in increased student learning.

Dr. Bloom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in School Leadership from the Bradley University, a Specialist degree in School Leadership from Western Illinois University, and a Doctorate in Education from Aurora University.