melissa deutsch, phd

Director of Instruction

I was honored to join the Indian Community School this year as the Director of Instruction and this marks my 17th year in education! During my career, I’ve been a 5th grade classroom teacher, instructional coach, Project-Based Learning specialist, and PK-12 Curriculum Coordinator.  Through leadership work in best instructional practices, standards-based curriculum and assessment alignment, and learning environments that empower all students, we will continue striving to ensure high levels of student engagement and achievement.

I received my Undergraduate Degree from UW-LaCrosse, a Masters Degree in Education from Viterbo University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College.

My husband and I have two young children. I spend much of my free time in nature on hiking trails. I spend time each summer climbing mountains in Colorado. So far, I’ve climbed nine of the Colorado “14ers” (peaks that exceed 14,000 feet). I also enjoy reading historical books, going on adventures with my family and finding quiet spaces to enjoy a cup of coffee.


To contact me, please email me at:

Director of Instruction: Dr. Melissa Deutsch