Melissa holds a B.A. in Music History and Literature from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has over 20 years of experience working for non-profits in marketing, communication, sales, and audience development.  

Melissa, her husband David and their children, Sarah and Laura Lopez joined the St. Catherine’s Montessori community in 2007. Sarah is in the 10thgrade in the SCM High School and Laura is in Upper Elementary.  Melissa and David feel blessed to have found St. Catherine's, which they believe prepares their children academically but also focuses on the development of the whole child by meeting additionally their spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

Melissa enjoys traveling, show casing the cuisine and culture of south Louisiana, and rooting for the New Orleans Saints. Since 1996, her family has lived in Houston and is forever grateful to all those that have helped this “Louisiana Girl” call Texas home. She has added Texas Barbeque, Tex-Mex, the Houston Texans, and Houston’s performing arts and museums to her lists of “loves”.