An Educator's Voice, Lifting Oklahoma.
Melissa is a lifelong Tulsa area native, married mom to two sons and stepmom to two daughters.
As a legislator, Melissa continues to bring this same commitment and voice, advocating for the people of Tulsa at the state capitol. The 57th legislative session brought much positive progress to our state. Working together across the aisle brought help to much needed support and help to working Oklahomans.
As a graduate of Northeastern State University with a BS in Organismic Biology and then from the University of Oklahoma with a MEd in Educational Leadership, Melissa honed her commitment to improving the lives of her fellow citizens by becoming an educator. First, as a Biology teacher at Will Rogers High School, then as an administrator at Booker T Washington High School, Hale Junior High, and Bixby High School.
Melissa worked tirelessly during her tenure as an educator to ensure that the children of Tulsa have access to a well-rounded social and academic school-going experience. Developing in each student the skills and abilities that allow them to be successful in life beyond high school as career and college-ready citizens is crucial to our long-term success. Healthy, productive, contributing citizens of Tulsa is the goal.