Melissa Schumacher is on the IM high school curriculum writing team, focusing on Algebra 2. She was a classroom teacher at independent high schools for three years before joining IM, teaching math and physics. Prior to that, she taught a college course in logic and reasoning. Melissa holds B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and philosophy from North Carolina State University, a Ph.D. in philosophy from MIT, and a M.A. in teacher leadership from Mount Holyoke College.