Melissa Sinunu | President & COO of Classworks
For more than 20 years, it’s been my mission to partner with educators to build an education space that allows every child the opportunity to succeed. I believe technology can help level the playing field for students in education regardless of their home life. I’ve challenged myself as an innovator in order to promote change in this industry. As I reflect on my career so far, I am reminded of the things that make it all worthwhile: My family, my mission, and the students.
Before my role as the President and COO at Classworks, I was a product manager for Compass Learning during an exciting period of new development. I was part of a team that helped launch their new K-8 reading, math, and assessment programs. This was a formative period for me that helped chart my course in the world of EdTech and led me to my current role at Classworks.
During my time at Classworks I have strived to provide a solution to motivate and educate a new generation of critical thinkers and independent learners. In the last 13 years I have had the opportunity to be on the forefront of education technology, touching the lives of millions of students across the country. In our commitment to improving education, Classworks helps teachers overcome the challenges of individualization and rampant data.
Closing confidence gaps is just as important as closing skill gaps, especially when it comes to young girls and STEM. As a volunteer and mentor for the Year Up program, I’ve enjoyed the privilege of helping young women gain the skills and confidence they need to enter the technology workforce.
In addition to running a thriving national company, I’m a proud wife and mother, with 17-year old twins at home, a son in graduate school at Georgia Tech, and a daughter and son with careers of their own. When I’m not cheering on one of the twins at cross country, tennis, golf, or band practice, I love staying active. Yoga, spin, boxing, and barre are some of my favorite hobbies.
My passion continues to be exploring new ways to keep Classworks on the cutting edge, ensuring all students have the opportunity, through technology, to enjoy a future with endless possibilities!