Melissa is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher currently teaching Science at Gifford Middle School in Vero Beach, Florida. Melissa has taught in both private and public schools in Grenada, Barbados, Bolivia,
Nicaragua, and the United States. She has been a science coordinator in a primary years program school, an elementary science resource teacher, and a science curriculum and instructional resource teacher.
Melissa holds a B.S. in Agriculture Economics from the University of Maryland, an M.A.T from Johns Hopkins, and an M.Ed. in Science and Math Leadership from George Mason University. Melissa, an active member of the National Science Teachers Association, is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences. She has served as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board for Science and Children, served on the Preschool and Elementary Science Committee, and on the NSTA Special Needs Advisory Board. Currently, she serves on the Aerospace Advisory Board. She is also on the Board of the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association (NMLSTA). Prior to becoming a teacher, Melissa worked as an agriculture statistician, helping to set up crop reporting services and running rural household surveys in Morocco, Grenada, and Bolivia.
Past Events Hosted By This Ambassador:
STEM Camp Presentation Sebastian Methodist Church STEM Camp
STEAM Fest Indian River County IG Center
WinterGreen Night Lights Festival Environmental Learning Center
Visiting Kennedy Space Center and Apollo Missions to the Moon Gifford Youth Achievement Center
NESTA and NSTA Aerospace Education Advisory Board Share-a-Thon "From the Moon to Mars " America's Center Hall 1