Meet Melanie Sledge, an Early Childhood Instructional Coach, with over 30 years of dedicated experience in education. Graduating from Northwestern State University, Melanie holds a bachelor's degree and earned her Master's from Mississippi College. With 18 years of classroom experience, she has taught in Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade. Serving as a coach for new teachers in the TangiFirst program for 5 years, Melanie found her calling in contributing to the positive impact of early childhood education when she began working for the Early Childhood network in 2014. She, alongside her husband Scott, resides in Hammond, Louisiana, where they find joy in spending time with their four children and two grandchildren.