•  Melissa Ellis
    About Melissa Ellis
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    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.

    All About Me

    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