Melissa Kelly


Melissa Kelly is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She taught in the traditional classroom for seven years as a secondary school social studies teacher. Kelly has experience working in co-teaching and advanced placement classrooms as well. She has an additional seven years of experience in online education as a teacher and course developer for the Florida Virtual School.


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


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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