Melanie Fitzsimmons

Melanie Fitzsimmons


Melanie Fitzsimmons has been the academic director of the Futuro Lleno de Esperanza Foundation in the Dominican Republic since 2011. She is the principal of a formal preschool of the same name, located in an underserved and marginalized community with some of the highest school dropout rates in Santiago – the second largest city in DR. Melanie also collaborates with 23 informal learning centers for Haitian immigrant children, working together to create culturally relevant and effective curriculum for more than 1500 students.

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