Richard Melo

As a member of the Communications team, Rich dedicates himself to building on the reputation of Education Northwest that was built by all of its employees. He helps staff members tell their stories through website items, social media, and the Northwest Matters blog. On the more technical side, he coordinates the organization's email campaigns and his expertise includes making pdfs ADA/Section 508 compliant.

A graduate of San Francisco State University, he’s made good use of his creating writing degree by publishing two novels. Rich enjoys Portland’s walkable neighborhoods, running trails, record stores, and strong coffee.

Our mission is to build stronger schools and communities. I am here to tell the story of how.

Advisor, Communications Specialist

Blog Posts

Bringing Parents Out of the Dark


July 14th, 2014

What I remember most from when my kid was starting kindergarten is the anxiety. We didn’t know the school as well as we would have liked, didn’t know the staff, or even the name of our son’s teacher. The orientation materials arrived in the mail just before the school year started and didn’t answer...