Melissa is a Special Education Teacher and has been teaching special education since 2005 at the middle school and elementary levels. She has been working at Dyslexia St. Louis since August 2018 and is a Barton Certified Reading Coach. She has always loved working with struggling readers. She became even more passionate about wanting to help children overcoming their reading challenges after her youngest was struggling in reading. She feels strongly that reading impacts all areas of academics, and therefore is the most important skill to master. She loves nothing more than to see her students succeed. Being a part of a student’s journey to success is one of life’s greatest blessings. When she is not helping her students, she enjoys spending time with her family camping or going for a run.