faculty

Dr. Melanie Hayes – Founder and Executive Director. Melanie is a 2e expert. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership, an MA in gifted education, a California teaching credential, and has 20 years experience teaching, mentoring, coaching, and advocating for 2e children. Melanie won the Innovations for Entrepreneurs National Award for her work using adaptive technology for twice exceptional students and the Jefferson Award in recognition of her contributions to the 2e community. Melanie is a certified SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator and consults with parents to help them develop their parenting skills. You can read more about her work and family in her blog at https://drhayes2e.com/ or in her book, “We Tried Normal” available on Amazon.

Judy Jones – Program Director. Judy has a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Human Development from Harvard University. She has over 40 years of experience in the field of education working with students of all ages. She has both college and university teaching experience, as well as teaching experience in traditional and non-traditional classrooms for young children. Judy has a Multiple Subjects Credential Grades K-12 and a Special Education Credential with Autism Certification for Mild to Moderate populations. She is also a certified SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator.