Melissa Williamson

Understanding the Predicting Brain and How it Supports Connection

Melissa Williamson, EdD, CTP, is a faculty member at The University of Texas at San Antonio and the founder and CEO of At the Heart of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. She earned her doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Abilene Christian University. Melissa possesses an extensive career in early childhood education, leadership, family engagement, and trauma-informed practices. She was awarded the Susan Hargrove Trainer of the Year from the San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children. As part of her community advocacy and master trainer for the Community Resilience Initiative, she co-chairs the Early Care and Education Sector of the South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium. In addition, Melissa is a certified leadership trainer for Maxwell Leadership. She has been an advocate for children and families for over 30 years.