Melissa is Bay Area local. She went to school at Sonoma State University, originally to study to be an elementary teacher, but after her first job with AmeriCorps at an elementary school in Santa Rosa, she fell in love with after school. After completing her B.A. in Human Development, she moved to San Francisco and joined Mission Graduates in December of 2013 at Bryant Elementary as a classroom coordinator. After three year with the Bryant Elementary community, she moved to a nearby counterpart, Flynn Elementary, to take on the role as Director of the Flynn Extended Day Program.
Melissa shares her love of soccer with our students, acting as coach for Bryant and Flynn’s Bay Area America SCORES soccer team. She continues her education by taking Spanish classes at night to increase her communication skills with families. This community means so much and she feels very proud to get to work with them every day!