Melissa Joy Benton is an educator committed to providing frameworks and tools to empower students to achieve their personal and professional goals through communication.  She fosters a learning environment that is engaging and inclusive to support students to take risks, find strength in their vulnerability, and strive to share their story in powerful ways. Melissa challenges and nurtures students by framing curriculum and the classroom experience to meet students on their own personal path toward a deeper understanding of communication principles and greater confidence in communication skills.  Melissa Joy Benton is an accomplished storyteller that uses communication skills to build meaningful connections and builds community in innovative ways. Through the use of technology, social media, and online learning tools in unique ways, she engages students with different learning and communication styles inside and out of the classroom. Melissa believes that every student can succeed.

ABOUT

MELISSA

Melissa Joy Benton is an educator and coach committed to providing frameworks and tools to empower students to achieve their personal and professional goals through communication.

 

She fosters a learning environment that is engaging and inclusive to support students to take risks, find strength in their vulnerability, and strive to share their story in powerful ways. Melissa challenges and nurtures students by framing curriculum and the classroom experience to meet students on their path toward a deeper understanding of communication principles and greater confidence in communication skills.

 

Melissa Joy Benton is an accomplished storyteller that uses communication skills to build meaningful connections and builds community in innovative ways. Through the use of technology, social media, and online learning tools in unique ways, she engages students with different learning and communication styles inside and out of the classroom. Melissa believes that every student can succeed as storytellers and communicators as long as equipped with the right knowledge, skills, and resources.

 

Melissa Joy Benton has a vision of a world transformed by students that are empowered to use communication principles to improve their personal and professional

lives and build communities of respect and acceptance.

 
 
Melissa Joy Benton is an accomplished storyteller that uses communication skills to build meaningful connections and builds community in innovative ways. Through the use of technology, social media, and online learning tools in unique ways, she engages students with different learning and communication styles inside and out of the classroom. Melissa believes that every student can succeed as storytellers and communicators as long as they are equipped with the right knowledge, skills, and resources.  Melissa Joy Benton has a vision of a world transformed by students that are empowered to use communication principles to improve their personal and professional lives and build communities of respect and acceptance.
Inclusive Learning, Storytelling, Mentoring.  Empowerment, Respect, Acceptance, Challanges, Eduction
Inclusive Learning, Storytelling, Mentoring.  Empowerment, Respect, Acceptance, Challanges, Eduction

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MELISSA's EXPERIENCE 

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EXPERIENCE

Throughout her career, she has facilitated the growth of the next generation of our leaders within our schools, workplaces, and communities that leverage communication skills to make the world more engaging, dynamic, and accepting. 

INCLUSIVE LEARNING

Melissa believes that each classroom needs to be an equitable community.  She empowers her students through democratic teaching approaches that are grounded in learning and respecting the experiences within each community. Throughout her career, Melissa has built inclusive learning communities by:

 

Designing creative approaches to learning

through democratic and collaborative teaching styles

 

Leveraging learning opportunities

that blend multiple academic and co-curricular experiences

 

Integrating web-enhancements

To engage students in and outside of the classroom

Designing creative approaches to learning through democratic and collaborative teaching styles. ​ Leveraging learning opportunities that blend multiple academic and co-curriculuar experiences. ​ Intergrating web-enhancements in order to engage students in and outside of the classroom.
Designing creative approaches to learning through democratic and collaborative teaching styles. ​ Leveraging learning opportunities that blend multiple academic and co-curriculuar experiences. ​ Intergrating web-enhancements in order to engage students in and outside of the classroom.

STORYTELLING

FOR GROWTH

Melissa believes that each student has a unique personal and professional journey and she supports her students in sharing their own experiences. By helping her students articulate their accomplishments, goals, and visions for their future in compelling ways, she helps students foster meaningful connections and attain valuable opportunities. She has helped her students find growth through storytelling by:

Teaching crucial interpersonal communication skills

for their future work with a diverse range of clients, partners, and colleagues

Incorporating forensics and debate experiences

and learning models to strengthen students as advocates

Melissa believes that it is her role as an educator to help her students succeed in applying what they’ve learned together in their personal and professional lives. She catalyzes her students’ continued development by connecting them with opportunities for growth. She has been a valuable mentor and coach to her students by:

 

Inspiring students in pathways to continue their education

at the community college, 4-year college, and graduate levels

 

Supporting students to

attain internships, scholarships, and awards

 

Building programs that allow students to successfully

participate in public speaking and debate competitions

MENTORING

AND COACHING

Inspiring students in pathways to concinue their education.  Supporting students to attain internships, scholarships, and awards.  Built programs that allow students to successfully participate in public speaking and debate competitions.
Inspiring students in pathways to concinue their education.  Supporting students to attain internships, scholarships, and awards.  Built programs that allow students to successfully participate in public speaking and debate competitions.
 
 

CONTACT

Melissa Joy Benton is an accomplished storyteller that uses communication skills to build meaningful connections and builds community in innovative ways. Through the use of technology, social media, and online learning tools in unique ways, she engages students with different learning and communication styles inside and out of the classroom. Melissa believes that every student can succeed as storytellers and communicators as long as they are equipped with the right knowledge, skills, and resources.  Melissa Joy Benton has a vision of a world transformed by students that are empowered to use communication principles to improve their personal and professional lives and build communities of respect and acceptance.

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314-324-7194

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