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Meet Our Minnesota Connections Academy School Leader

Melissa Gould


Melissa Gould

Principal Melissa Gould joined the Connections Academy family in 2008. She holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and an MA from St. Thomas University. With more than 15 years of experience in the education field as a teacher and principal, she knows that engaging students is key to their academic success.

An avid reader, Ms. Gould says, “I’m especially proud that our program teaches students to love reading. It’s great that our kids exceed statewide reading test scores, but it’s even more gratifying that they truly love to read and learn.”