About Melissa Ellis
My name is Melissa Ellis and I will be your child’s special education teacher at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary! I am very excited about the upcoming year and I know it will be a successful one.
Your child’s success is my first priority. My job as an educator is to create a comfortable and productive environment where your child is safe and a place where they feel they can take risks.
One of my main goals of this year is to instill self-responsibility and organization. I believe if a student can learn to be organized it will set them up for success.
o I earned my undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in special education and elementary education.
o I have a dog named Rocco and two cats named Tuna and Duce.
o I am originally from Minnesota and moved to Arizona in the summer of 2002.
Some of my favorites…
o Color – Blue & Green
o Hobbies – Hiking, Reading,
o Food – Diet Coke, Fruits & Vegetables
o Sports – Tennis & Hockey
o Movies – The Goonies,
o Animals – All animals, but snakes make me nervous
o Favorite book – Catcher and the Rye,
o Favorite Subject - Math