Hello fellow classmates! My name is Melissa and I am pursuing a degree in Special Education from Appalachian.
My favorite pastime of reading as a child continues today and books are my escape, my door to adventures, and the best way to quench my insatiable thirst for knowledge. This helped me decide that I wanted to pursue a career in teaching that incorporated my love of literacy as well as helping children. I wanted to make a positive difference in the world and set a good example for my son. Teaching would also allow my son and I the opportunity to have those long summer vacations I enjoyed so much as a child. I felt that I only have one life to live and I wanted to incorporate all things which really mattered to me… thus I am truly looking forward to being a Special Educator!