Dr. Melissa Shipman, Principal

Dec 18, 2022 | Faculty, Navigator Team

I am the co-founder of Learnwell Collective, and am thrilled to serve as the principal of Learnwell. Like you, I am a parent who wants to make the best choices for the education of my children. Along with my husband, I am in the trenches of raising our two daughters.

My passion is to help parents make intentional decisions as they raise their children, specifically in the area of education. I want to pool everything I’ve learned and developed through 30-plus years in education, teaching, leading, consulting and speaking to parents, and share it with you.

Why? Because I believe that out of intentional and healthy families come generations of intentional and healthy world-changers. I believe that wise investments into raising our children pay off. I believe that we can spend our time making well-thought-out decisions along the way or spend our time fixing problems later.

I believe that parents who want the best for their children and have engaged in communities like Learnwell can have a hugely positive impact on our world. Let’s do this together!

I taught in public schools in the U.S. for 10 years, and have served as an education consultant for families serving in foreign countries for over 20 years while living overseas and from North America. In that capacity, I have had the opportunity to speak at education conferences in Europe and Asia. I have a B.A. in English from Berry College, an M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Georgia, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Minnesota.