About Melody

” I’m optimistic about our school district’s future, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work for our students, parents, teachers and all. Let’s work together and do what’s right and what works to make USD 259 the best school district in Kansas!” – Melody   


Learn More About Melody’s Qualifications and Experience…

Melody McCray-Miller has served the community in multiple capacities, from nonprofit service to elected offices, always leading with the guiding principles of a strong commitment to community service and a belief in people having a voice in their own destiny.

Ms. McCray-Miller served as a State Representative for the 89th House District from 2005 to 2013. Prior to running for State Representative, McCray-Miller served as the first African American woman to represent the 4th District on the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, following in the illustrious footsteps of her father, Billy

Melody successfully championed reforms in prevention, early childhood education, and the juvenile justice system in her role as a local public official and state legislator. Melody is proud of her rich and diverse background that includes also being a small business owner, Miller’s Inc., for 25 years.

Melody continues to wear multiple hats in the community, consulting on issues regarding health disparities, juvenile justice reform as well as business development. Melody is a Kansas Health Foundation Fellow and alum of the Kansas Leadership Center. As a seasoned public policy maker with expertise at both the state and local level, Melody is keenly adept at identifying and understanding the steps involved in public policy making and is committed to increasing the participating role of “community” in public policy making and community engagement.

Melody continues her passion for people and serving as a catalyst for urban communities while working to change lives and strengthen communities as an Adjunct Lecturer, in the Political Science Department at Wichita State University and as a Guest Instructor at the Citizen Upward Bound, WSU/TRIO Program.