~About Melissa

Melissa Morris Inoa is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology and Instruction. She works with teachers to integrate technology into instruction in meaning10452325_10206281235100786_8385477243303129907_nful and relevant ways. She is a proponent of the growth mindset and innovative practices. Currently, Melissa is studying the ideas of creativity and innovation and how the habits and practices of creative and innovative people in many fields can be translated to the field of education.

Melissa is also a former special education and language arts teacher, teaching since 2005. She has a BA in English from Rutgers University and a MA in Inclusive Education from Georgian Court University. She is highly qualified in English, Science, Math, and Social Studies. She holds a Supervisor certificate as well as certificates of instruction in Elementary Education, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, and Literacy/Language Arts. In addition to teaching children, Melissa has dedicated much of her career to the professional development of her peers and colleagues as well. Melissa was honored by her colleagues with the 2013-2014 Governor’s Recognition award.

Melissa’s passion for writing led to her starting a first blog full of random thoughts and then another blog, The Jersey Girl, and later to her role as editor for the online publication, Notes on the State of New Jersey. Her writing can also be found on a variety of educational and travel websites and online publications. Melissa’s love for teaching, the ever-evolving world of education, and the concept of sharing ideas through online publications have also merged together into an educational resource blog for fellow educators called Today In School

Current Projects

A reading movement designed to help people
make reading a regular part of their daily lives,
to talk about what we read,
encourage others to read,
and develop a world full of empathy and compassion.

Today In School…
…we think outside the classroom.
A blog dedicated to documenting and sharing
what is happening today in school.

Melissa Morris Inoa
(first, original blog project!)
A meandering of thoughts about reading, writing,
and the things that make readers want to read
and writers want to write.

Projects on hiatus:

The Jersey Girl
(Melissa’s adventures in New Jersey)

Notes on the State of New Jersey
(All things NJ from a variety of perspectives)

Ms. Morris’ Classroom Blog

Social Media Sites:






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