Melissa Lim began her career in education as an elementary classroom teacher 20 years ago. She currently works as a learning, teaching and technology specialist for Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon, and has worked with the district for the past 18 years. Lim focuses on providing professional learning opportunities for district staff and teachers and supporting their education technology needs.
For Lim, the best aspect of her job is being able to connect locally and globally with teachers to share instructional best practices that integrate technology effectively. She is passionate about using technology to re-imagine education. She believes that today’s students and teachers have to be adaptive and flexible, working to understand personal learning processes in order to facilitate and navigate educational challenges in ways that are engaging, personalized, inspiring and relevant.
Lim is a leader on the Oregon Edtech Professional Development Cadre. She is also an Intel Education Visionary, a Google Certified Trainer and an Apple Foundations Trainer. She is a co-organizer of EdcampPDX and has coordinated events such as EdTech Women Portland and the Rose City Make N Take.