Senior Project Manager

Melissa Rivard

Melissa Rivard

Melissa Rivard is a Senior Project Manager at the Center on the Developing Child, working to help set and support the Center’s strategy for building innovator capacity in the field of early childhood. She leads innovation clusters in the U.S. and the U.K., in addition to providing direct consultation to projects in the Center’s Frontiers of Innovation portfolio. Melissa is part of the IDEAS Impact FrameworkTM development team that continues to refine and train others in the Framework. Melissa joined the Center in December 2015. Previously, she worked at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a Project Manager and Pedagogical Documentation Specialist for Making Learning Visible—a long-term collaboration between early childhood educators in Reggio Emilia and researchers and educators from the U.S.—and other projects. Melissa holds a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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