Melissa J Critchley
- Office Manager
As the Office Manager for Check & Connect, Melissa Critchley manages the Check & Connect office and program. She serves as point contact for information and assistance in implementing the Check & Connect Student Engagement Model in school settings. Melissa assists sites in determining plans for training that meet the needs of the site.
Melissa has worked for the Institute on Community Integration for over a decade, first working for NCEO as a Student Office Assistant from 1998-2001 and returning in 2006 to become their Travel and Event Coordinator/Staff Artist.
She is the 2001 and 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award and a 2008 recipient of the Excellence and Community Building Award for her collaboration on the Changing Landscapes Visiting Artists with Disabilities Project. Melissa is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Melissa received a BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Minnesota and continues to utilize her creative skills inside and outside of ICI. During the summer of 2008 she completed a graduate level certificate in Disability Policy and Services. Her education continued with the completion of her Interdisciplinary Master's degree in 2012, with minors in Prevention Science and Therapeutic Healing Practices. In December of 2014, she added a Certificate in Equity and Diversity to her education experience; and is now perusing a Business Management degree.