Instructor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood
A.A., Iowa Lakes Community College; B.A., Elementary Education/Early Childhood Endorsement, Buena Vista University; M.S., Educational Leadership, Southwest Minnesota State University
Melissa taught various elementary levels, including Title I, first grade, and first/second grade looping, during her twelve years with the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District. She was also an adjunct instructor for Buena Vista University at the Estherville site. Melissa is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program at Iowa Lakes Community College and Part-Time Faculty in Literacy/Early Childhood Education at BVU. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC). Melissa also serves as a board member for Early Childhood North Central Iowa (ECNCI) and for the Estherville Lincoln Central School District.
Guidance and Instructional Methods in Preschool and Kindergarten Education
Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum Development and Organization