Melissa graduated from UNLV in 2000, with a Bachelors in Secondary English Education. She went on to the University of Phoenix to earn her Masters degree in School Counseling. Her experience ranges from teaching Jr. High English in Las Vegas, to working with the Skills program at Cedar Middle School, and is now in her second year as an English educator at Cedar High School. She has a passion for seeing students succeed! She loves helping her students to see that reading and writing can be enjoyable as well as a great way to express themselves!