Melissa Kelly

  • Secondary educator with 15 years of¬†experience both in the traditional classroom and the online environment
  • Author of four books


Melissa Kelly, M.Ed., is a former writer for Thoughtco, creating content for 14 years. She taught in the traditional classroom for seven years as a secondary school social studies teacher. She has had experience with all levels of students, teaching both in co-teach situations and also as an advanced placement teacher. She has an additional seven years in online education as an online teacher and a course developer with the Florida Virtual School. Melissa is also the author of four books.


Melissa holds a B.A. in History and an M.Ed in Instruction and Curriculum from the University of Florida.

Awards and Publications

She has written these books:

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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