Welcome to My Classroom
Teacher: Melissa Valley
Subject: Grade 6
Born and raised in Medina, I attended Towne, Clifford Jr. High, and Medina High Schools. I currently teach 6th grade at Clifford Wise Middle School. This is my 9th year teaching in the Medina School District, where I have taught 5th and 6th grades. I have also taught 4th grade in the Barker School District.
I enjoy being in the middle school. It can be a very difficult and trying time for students at this age; I can appreciate that, and try to help guide them to make good choices. Academically, the content is challenging, but we work together to enable students to reach their goals. To me, it is very gratifying when you witness a student’s “lightbulb” go on.
I attended Buffalo State College, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree, then earned my Master’s from Stony Brook University. I have two children: Dominic, a college student, and Madison, a sophomore at Medina High School.