A Leader in Me School

A Leader in Me School

Melissa VanDerSluys

2nd Grade Teacher
Educational and Professional Background

Hello! After graduating from Ohio University with my degree in Elementary Education and my master's degree in special education, I taught special education for four years. I then moved to kindergarten and spent 15 years teaching both half-day and full-day. Teaching special education and kindergarten both proved to be amazing jobs, where I was able to fulfill my passion for teaching and connecting with students and families. Now I am teaching second grade and am eager to continue to learn and grow at Lopez.

Personal Interests and Hobbies

When I am not at Lopez, my home away from home, I like to spend my time with my family and friends. I have a husband, two sons, a Samoyed, and a cat. I also enjoy reading, paddle boarding, camping with my family and volunteering my time helping local non-profit organizations.

Learning Page
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