Melissa True

Director of Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative

Melissa has over 26 years of experience as a Texas public educator, including experience as a teacher, principal, and central office administrator. Melissa’s most recent role in education was Senior Director of Student Support Services in Edgewood ISD, where she supervised district counselors and social workers and worked directly with the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative to provide free mental health services for all students and staff, and with many other community partners to provide resources and education for the Edgewood community. In her role as Senior Director, she also advocated for homeless, foster students, and teen parents while developing social-emotional learning systems and curricula for the district and managing state school improvement grants. Melissa is also proud of her work as a turn-around principal, leading the team of educators at Heather Glen Elementary in Garland ISD out of the Improvement Required process by raising the campus’s state accountability score from an F to a B in one school year. She has worked as a campus principal at all levels, including as an alternative school principal in the North Dallas area serving students in need of credit recovery, behavioral interventions, and a transitional program for 18-22 year old students learning job skills. Melissa is studying for a doctorate in Educational Leadership with a research focus on the role of social-emotional learning and wellness in academic achievement and continuous improvement in schools.

In her role at the Meadows Institute, Melissa oversees the day-to-day operations of the Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative. She uses her school administrative experience to work closely with participating school districts and collaborating partners to provide a cohesive mental wellness program.