Melissa Corto was a special educator in Brooklyn, NYC at a Title I high school for 9 years. She led her school’s inclusion & co-teaching program, served as a mentor for new special education teachers entering the profession and was the Assistant Girl’s Varsity Basketball coach. Melissa has been a leader in alternative approaches to education, lobbying for alternative language and alternative justice programs for students with special needs. Now Melissa is the Co-Founder & CEO of Education Modified, an education technology company that uses the latest research and technology to help teachers improve outcomes for students with special needs. Melissa is responsible for setting Education Modified’s strategy, leading product development, & building internal capacity. She is excited about the possibilities that technology, policy, and social entrepreneurship present for the future of education.