Meet the Teachers

Melissa Logan

Director of Education

Melissa Logan (she/her) started her teaching career in a high school science classroom, then moved to the Alberta SPCA’s Education Department in 2007. Engaging with teachers and other organizations, she has developed and collaborated on curriculum-relevant humane education programs and resources for Alberta teachers to inspire empathy and compassion for all living things, and enhance animal welfare across the province.

She has presented on a variety of humane education topics at teachers’ conventions around the province as well as at national and international conferences. Melissa is also on the board of directors for the Association of Professional Humane Educators.

She holds a BSc., and a BEd. from the University of Lethbridge and an MSc. in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law from the University of Edinburgh. In her spare time, she trains her cats to give high fives and goes for walks in river valley with her dog Nina.

Don Seller

Education Program Manager

Don Seller (he/him) graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education degree, majoring in Elementary education, minoring in Social Studies. Combining both his passions: education and animals, Don joined the Alberta SPCA in 2017 as their Education Program Manager where he enjoys helping teachers across the province incorporate humane education into classrooms.

Being part of a program that helps build positive character traits in students, such as: kindness, compassion, responsibility, and respect towards animals, people, and the environment – all living things – is something that Don takes great pride in. Don also holds a Business Management diploma from MacEwan University.

In his spare time, Don likes to volunteer in his community and spend time at the off leash dog park with his dog Louis.

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