Melissa has been teaching early childhood education for over 21 years and has been at Holy Trinity for three years. She has a BS in Science with a Criminology degree and a certification in Early Childhood Education. She has a passion for teaching 3 year old’s and loves to watch the “lightbulb” moment for them when they master learning something new. Her passion for children goes beyond the classroom as she has advocated for over 10 years for children as a CASA representative, Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in Arapahoe County and was also a former foster parent. She has been married to her husband Roger for 38 years and has three grown children, Philip, Matthew, and Katie. Her hobbies include doing things as a family; dinners, movies, and travel including hiking in the mountains. Melissa enjoys getting to know the families of the children she teaches and cares for as well as the families here at Holy Trinity Preschool.