Melissa Heatwole

Director, Youth Programs

I began working at SPCE in May of 2014, but have been at JMU since September 2012. I have my BS in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education. Prior to SPCE, I worked in Carrier Library and also taught daycare/pre-K for 8+ years. In my current role, I coordinate all PK-12 programs, both credit and non-credit, as well as create and build new partnerships within the community and across campus. From the time I was a child I knew I wanted to work with youth in some capacity. I get to have the most rewarding job by offering programs that help educate, engage, and inspire our local youth in a variety of areas and interests that would otherwise not be readily available. 

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