Colonial Intermediate Unit 20
Melissa teaches high school students ages 14-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This year she was diagnosed with breast cancer and has undergone chemotherapy surgery and will begin radiation therapy soon. Throughout all her difficulties she continues to find the strength to come to school almost everyday and teach an often difficult and aggressive group of students. She is extremely caring and dedicated to her students and their educations. I personally have not met anyone stronger. She always puts her students before herself. She shows undying appreciation for her support staff. She shows love and passion for her job and I couldn’t be more thankful to work alongside someone who not only inspires our students to always try their best but inspires me to be a better person everyday.