Melissa has been a dedicated educator for the past 27 years. Early in her teaching career, she taught in a range of grade level classrooms K-6. She gained a passion for learning how kids learn to read, and spent her last 12 years as a Literacy Coach in Papillion, Ne. Melissa provided professional development to K-6 teachers in the areas of reading and writing instruction, and spent time working alongside teachers to help them learn how to deliver best practice instruction. She continues to learn more about the research and science behind literacy education and how we can reach kids in the early years, so they can have successful, positive experiences throughout their school years.
Melissa has been married to her best friend for 25 years and is the proud mother of her two sons, Jake and Joey. She and her husband, Chad, moved to the Lehigh Valley area one year ago from Nebraska! It has been quite an adventure, and during her free time, you can find her riding her bike, running the trails and hills of PA, and walking her Australian Cattle Dog, Jack.