Center on the Developing Child

Melissa Rivard

Melissa Rivard is Senior Project Manager on the Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) initiative, supporting the Center’s strategy for creating and testing new innovations. She is the project lead for the Washington and Georgia state innovation clusters, in addition to supporting the addition of new projects to the Center’s FOI portfolio. Melissa joined the Center in December 2015. Prior to coming to the Center, 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, 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