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Melissa Patterson Hazley is a Kansas City Native and graduate of Kansas City Public Schools. She attended Mary Harmon Weeks, Southeast Middle School and Southwest Highschool. She grew up primarily in the 3rd district and has been a homeowner in the 3rd district for almost a decade. Melissa was raised by a single mom and a strong support system of women, especially her grandmother, who guided her to be the leader she is today.


Professionally, she is a researcher, college teacher and campaign consultant. Through volunteer work, she is a member of several boards and commissions focused on economic development across the city. She is a board member for Principals Connect, which supports public school principals and teachers and she’s a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where has served on the leadership team for the Social Action Committee. Melissa is married and has a daughter who is a KCPS kid studying Mandarin.


Bachelor’s Degree: American Studies, Minor Political Science

Masters: Higher Education Administration

Masters & PhD: Educational Psychology

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