Melissa has known her whole life that she wanted to be a teacher. As a little girl, she would play school with her siblings and neighborhood friends. Her dream was fulfilled when she graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in liberal studies and earned a multiple subject teaching credential. After a five year break from school, she went back and received her master’s degree in teaching. She has spent 15 years teaching in public school and now enjoys connecting with families and helping them in their homeschooling journey.
Melissa was born and raised in southern California. She is married with two kids. As a family, they enjoy anything outside whether it be playing sports, taking walks, playing on the trampoline and enjoying each other’s company. Melissa feels fortunate to be a part of the highly supportive iLEAD team.