Melanie Lee is the Executive Director of NextGen and Local Outreach at Grace Bible Church in Hampton Roads of Virginia. She spent her first 18 professional years teaching high school English, coaching, and advising student leaders as they developed their voices. For the last ten years of her education career, she was an assistant principal at various levels. Melanie earned her Bachelor of Arts from Longwood University, a Masters of Science from Old Dominion University, and a professional endorsement in Administration and Supervision (PK-12) and English. Melanie has a heart for young people and families, and she loves that she gets to blend her experience in schools with her love for Jesus while influencing the next generation to know more about Him. Melanie is fortunate to have a loving husband of 14 years and a 4-year-old daughter who reminds her daily what it’s like to blend those professional strategies in the day-to-day life of growing a family who knows, loves, and serves Jesus.