Innovation in Education

Student Literacy.  It was Melissa’s passion and a big part of her focus as an educator.  Our company will be providing grants to individual teachers who share her passion.

2019 Literacy Grant

You can help!  Perhaps you can volunteer your educational experience to help us evaluate grant applications.  Or you can suggest where and how we can advertise our grant program.  Or better still, become a member so you can stay informed, volunteer and provide your financial support.

Melissa was a life-long educator. When she was young, she would teach lessons to her stuffed animals – everyone always knew she would be a teacher. And she always was.

After graduating from St Edwards High School in Elgin, IL, she attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL graduating with a BA in Education in 1999. She first taught at St Mary’s in Lake Forest, IL, then Grant Academy in Chicago and Parkwood in Hanover Park, IL. Finally, when she moved to Florida in July 2012 she joined Midway in Sanford, FL.

Ever thirsty for a better way, Melissa obtained a Masters in Reading Specialty in 2008 and a second Masters in Educational Leadership in 2011 both from Aurora University.


But Melissa was more than just her resume.  She consistently had a big impact too.  When she left Parkwood to move to Florida, the faculty published the following: “The staff of Parkwood Elementary would like to give kudos to our Instructional Coach, Melissa Vosburg.  She has been a driving force and a force to reckon with this year!  She has single-handedly stocked, organized, and conquered two book supply rooms and built the “Oasis”, a room designed and supplied for teachers’ professional development.  She steps into our classrooms to model lessons, creates and shares lessons from our school’s curriculum, and is the lead data keeper for our secondary team, CICO, and Building Leadership Team.  She uses her spare time to meet with guided groups, BOB, Safety Patrol, and students on an individual basis.  As she move this summer, we will miss her greatly, but we know that the force will continue to be with her.