Region: Mohawk Valley
Melinda McTaggart has a Master’s Degree in Education from SUNY Oneonta and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from West Virginia University. During her career as an educator, Melinda has taught at all academic levels and in a variety of locations, including SUNY Oneonta, Job Corps, and for the New York State Department of Correctional Services. Able to combine her love of history and teaching, Melinda joined the Schoharie County Historical Society in 2017 as the Director of Educational Outreach to promote and develop programming for students and public throughout the region. In 2019 she became the Director and Business Manager for the society and head of Historic Properties Department for Schoharie County. She is an active board member for area organizations including the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley and Hero Fund America that was organized to support the education, training and equipment needs of first responders.