Melissa graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Journalism and Communications and also has a Master’s in Secondary Education from Nova Southeastern University. Melissa has been an educator for almost 13 years in a variety of positions from teaching K-12 courses to a Science curriculum coach for a K-5 school. Certifications in Florida: Elementary Education, Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum, English for Speakers of other Languages English 5-9 and she holds a Gifted Endorsement in Florida. In California, Melissa has a Multiple Credential and a single Subject Credential in English. Over the years she has taught Middle School Science, 1st-5th grade, World History, Language Arts Spanish 1 and 2 and AP Psychology. Melissa also trains teachers as a Professional Learning Specialist for Amplify, an online platform for Reading and Science curriculum. In addition, to teaching full time, Melissa has always had clients she tutors and was also a youth advisor for a religious organization for several years. She looks forward to taking on Distance Learning for students and families to help make it as meaningful and as valuable as it can be for all.