Featured Consultant

Melinda Waffle

Educational Technology, MA | Secondary Education in Mathematics, Science, Health, MS
Education Consultant

About Melinda

Melinda Waffle is an experienced educational technology integration specialist and former secondary teacher.

She has a reputation for evaluating new technologies for how each can build teacher efficiencies and expand the width or breadth of students’ experiences. Melinda has experience presenting at local, state and national conferences, and is a recipient of ISTE’s “Making IT Happen” award for her leadership in the implementation of a state-wide project to help educators teach in a blended model that infuses effective technology into the everyday classroom. Some of her key passions are personalized learning, Open Educational Resources, and helping everyone to recognize their ability to learn something new every day.


25+ Years

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Instructional Technology Integration
  • Instructional Design for Blended Learning
  • Professional Learning Design and Facilitation
  • Coaching and Professional Development Support for Teachers, Administrators, and Support Staff
  • OER Advocate and Trainer
  • Guidance in Technology Integration Protocols and Practice
  • Experience in Conference Planning
  • Presenter, Speaker, and Facilitator
  • Data Manipulation and Spreadsheet Use

Recognition and Publications

  • Making IT Happen recipient
  • Co-creator and co-leader of the Blended Learning in the Classroom project
  • Member of Michigan #GoOpen Strategy Team (since inception)
  • Member of K-12 Open Ed workgroup
  • Member of Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students workgroup