Melissa Hite

Writer and Editor


Melissa Hite is a writer and editor living and working in Little Rock, Arkansas. She's madly in love with her dog (Shadow) and her husband (Kendell).

Melissa’s fiction and poetry has appeared in Equinox, Water~Stone Review, and Relief, the last of which nominated her for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. She's currently writing about K-12 education leadership for SchoolCEO, a magazine for school leaders. When she’s not at work, she enjoys reading great books, trying out new recipes, and watching reruns of Parks and Rec.

My Work


Moon Lady - Equinox: Poetry and Prose
Landmannalaugar - Water~Stone Review
Good Taste - Relief: A Journal of Faith and Art


Owning Your Digital Spaces (Winter 2021)
Be the Backup (Fall 2020)
Safe Havens: Dr. Mark Bedell (Fall 2020)
How to Host Online Meetings (That Aren't the Worst) (Summer 2020)
Leading Through the Lens (Spring 2020)
Storytelling (Winter 2020)
Anatomy of a Drip Campaign (Winter 2020)
Bond Campaign Deep Dive: Round Rock ISD (Fall 2019)
The Advocacy Marketing Manifesto (Summer 2019)
Ramp Up Your Recruitment (Spring 2019)
What Is Marketing, Anyway? (Winter 2019)
A Space For All Learners (Winter 2019)

Sustainable Water Partnership

Communication Is Key (October 2018)
Translating Data Into Action (October 2018)
The River Belongs to the People (September 2018)
Staying Afloat (January 2018)
Taking a Big Picture Look at Water Security (November 2017)
What is Water Security? (August 2017)

Winrock International

Branching Out with Farmer-to-Farmer (October 2017)
Breaking New Ground (July 2017)
Strength in Numbers (May 2017)
Clear II's Prescription for Success (March 2017)