Melissa brings more than ten years of experience in the education sector to her position as TFFT’s Learning and Evaluation Director. In this role, Melissa regularly conducts needs-based training for primary and secondary school teachers from the TFFT’s partner schools. Additionally, Queyquep oversees the Monitoring and Evaluating Program for all of TFFT’s Programs as well as identifies development possibilities for TFFT’s programs.
A large part of Melissa’s previous experience was as a curriculum and courseware developer for a network of private schools in the Philippines. The turning point of her career was working for Asian Council for People’s Culture, an organization committed to providing culturally-responsive education to indigenous tribes in the Philippines. As ACPC’s Curriculum Development Associate, Queyquep worked with community educators and parateachers, training them and assisting them in developing their respective tribe’s curriculum for their own tribal school.
Melissa received a BA in Secondary Education at Central Luzon State University. She has also taken courses toward a Masters degree in Educational Psychology at the University of the Philippines. She also has a TESOL and Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate. Other previous profession experiences include working as a Training Specialist for an Australian government-funded project implemented by the International Organization for Migration in the Philippines as well as serving as Continuing Professional Development Facilitator in Malawi as a VSO volunteer.
Queyquep lives in Tanzania now with her son, North, and partner, Ken. On her own time Queyquep loves to read and go to the Matumba (second hand market). One day she plans on returning to her home in the Philippines.