My name is Miss Melissa and I have worked at Children Central for the past 19 years, having started in December, 2001. I am Lead Teacher in the Preschool classroom and am also Senior Staff Supervisor.
I currently have earned the equivalent of a CDA (Child Development Associates) credential. I have also been a certified medical home health aide for the past 8 years.
I previously taught the two year olds in our Twaddler classroom for 16 years. This experience was great preparation and helped contribute to my knowing how to effectively teach our 3 year olds in Preschool. I have found much happiness and humility working with children. My goal as a teacher is to make sure the children in my care gain a sense of compassion, confidence and a love for learning! I like to incorporate a variety of art and music in my class daily to help the children’s creativity to flow naturally. I also make sure each child is celebrated when they reach their goals in the classroom to give them a sense of accomplishment and confidence. I have found the keys to success in my classroom are good leadership, working very closely as a team of teachers, and continuing to be very creative with the curriculum.
My strong family connection has been a big part of who I am today. We are an active family who love to travel, gather once a week for family dinner and game night, and enjoy our annual traditional gatherings and family sports events.
I feel very confident that my education coupled with my personal experiences can continue to be a positive asset to Children Central, as I help prepare the class for our Pre-Kindergarten program.