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Mrs. Melissa Nelms

Phone: 540-662-3945 ext. 65027


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Interdisciplinary Studies MA, English Language Learning ESOL endorsement Level One Google Certified Educator

Mrs. Melissa Nelms

I am a native of Winchester, Virginia and a proud graduate of Winchester Public Schools.  After working as an instructional assistant for over 17 years, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher and graduated from Western Governors University in 2015.  Second language acquisition is a passion of mine, and I recently earned a Master of Arts degree in English Language Learning. In addition to my elementary education license, I am also endorsed to teach ESOL.   This is my third year teaching  at JKES.  I have spent the past two years in second grade and am excited to join the kindergarten team in the 2018-2019 school year.

When I am not busy in my classroom , I enjoy spending time with my family, reading by the pool, and doing all sorts of crafts with my daughter.  I am learning to play the guitar and hope to incorporate music into my instruction as a result of this new skill.

 These are a few of my favorite things:

Children's book:  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Favorite subject in school:  Language Arts

Favorite Color:  purple

Favorite Food:  Chinese, Mexican, and cheesecake

I never start my day without:  coffee and some good music for my ride to school