About the Company

WISE HD is an educational research and professional development company dedicated to advancing human progress through mind, brain, and education science. WISE HD does this by building and supporting 21st century skillsets for individuals and organizations that lead to creativity, innovation, and wellness. The company provides customized web-based and in-person learning experiences that include courses, certifications, training materials, and educational resources.  

WISE HD is moving education forward for individuals, schools, businesses, and organizations by making 21st century skillsets a reality. By utilizing cutting-edge neuroscience, the company’s researched-based methodology explains and conceptualizes the creativity – wellness connection. This includes general discussion and training on the science of human learning, attention, creativity, emotion, and motivation. The curriculum supports critical and creative thinking while providing learning that enhances wellness. WISE HD clients walk away with the ultimate advantage – happy, healthy, creative individuals and organizations ready to innovate.

 WISE HD is guided by an experienced educator, researcher, and leadership management scholar. Melissa Schmitz is an award-winning educator recognized for increasing academic success and motivating educational change. She has over 25 years of experience as a public and private educator. Receiving a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee,  and a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Drexel University, Dr. Schmitz is an experienced leader of educational change and organizational development. Currently, she is the senior educational consultant and owner of WISE HD, a workplace for innovative, sustainable, education and human development. 

Additionally, Dr. Melissa Schmitz is an associate researcher with ELaBS (an Education, Learning and Brain Research collaborative at Drexel University’s School of Education) as well as a partner of the Freddie Reisman Center (FRC) for Translational Research in Creativity and Motivation. She is an author and researcher of several university courses on the mindfulness and creativity. To learn more about Dr. Schmitz’s approach to education, visit the video resources link featured as part of the book  Welcome to the Writing Workshop: Engaging Today’s Students with a Model that Works by Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman.