• Office Manager
  • Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Email
crit0015@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-625-1926
Address
Institute On Community Integration
Masonic Inst For The Developing Brain [map]
2025 E River Pkwy
Room 2-305Ad
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3604

As the Office Manager for Check & Connect, Melissa Critchley manages the day-to-day operations of the Check & Connect student engagement program. She serves as point contact for information and assistance in implementing the Check & Connect student engagement program in school and community settings.

Melissa has worked for the Institute on Community Integration for over twelve years, first working for NCEO as a Student Office Assistant from 1998-2001 and returning in 2006 to become NCEO's 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 (now called Art for All). 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 which will be completed in December of 2018.

Projects

Project

Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention

Provides training in use of the Check & Connect student engagement intervention model to promote students' engagement with school, reduce dropout, and increase school completion. The Check & …

Project

Partnership for Accessible Reading Assessment (PARA) [Archived]

Engaged in research on and development of accessible reading assessments to provide a valid demonstration of reading proficiency for increasingly diverse populations of students in public schools, …