Melonie Lance

Training Specialist

Melonie Lance is a Training Specialist with the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (YLI) Professional Development Team. She is a certified True Colors® Personal Success Facilitator and trained to deliver StrengthsFinder. Additionally, she has experience developing and delivering training for High-Performance Learning Environments. Lance received her Master of Education degree from Columbia International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Columbia College.

Lance has spent most of her 20-year teaching career in under-resourced schools and has a true heart for serving youth that are classified as at-risk. Lance has taught in general education settings for third and fourth grade classrooms, and more recently, she served as a special education teacher for middle and high school students in alternative school placements. Her passion to reach young people and make a positive impact on them led to her capacity for building programs for youth-serving agencies that create positive systemic change.


Columbia International University

Master of Education

Columbia College

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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