Melody Belvins, Ed.D.
Melody Blevins, Ed.D. is the Project Manager for Access ETSU at East Tennessee State University. Her role includes coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of Access ETSU in close partnership with her team and the entire ETSU campus. Prior to this role, she served as a special education teacher in the public school system and was an advocate for inclusive education. Throughout her career, Melody has trained and coached teachers across the state in various topics regarding inclusive practices including access to high quality instruction, individualized support, co-teaching, collaborative practices, and person-centered thinking. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Educational Foundations & Special Education department at ETSU training the next generation of inclusive educators.
Melody is originally from Maryland where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Elementary & Special Education from Towson University. Shortly after moving to Johnson City in 2010, she completed her Master of Education in Special Education at ETSU. Melody also holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Milligan University.
As a first generation college student, Melody is passionate about breaking down barriers to college and supporting individuals in their own unique journey to post-secondary success.