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Melissa Spadin

San Diego County Office of Education
Melissa Spadin currently serves as the Coordinator of Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation at the San Diego County Office of Education, helping to improve assessment literacy across southern California. Prior to this role, she was an Assessment Program Specialist and NAEP State Coordinator with the Division of Curriculum, Research, Assessment & Accountability at the Maryland State Department of Education. As part of the Formative Assessment Team at MSDE, she helped implement and sustain the FAME (Formative Assessment for Maryland Educators) professional learning program.

Melissa is a member of the National Task Force for Assessment Education, which provides thought leadership and resources to improve understanding of assessment and its role in supporting student success. She began her career in education as a high school English and Theatre teacher, forensics coach, and Theatre Director at Gaithersburg High School in Montgomery County.