Hello! My name is Melissa Valentine and I love teaching 3rd grade at Gateway! Last year was my first year teaching at Gateway. In the past I've been aide and taught special ed. While working within various positions and within different schools, I have gained some great skills that I've been able to incorporate in my classroom.
I'm originally from Manteca and moved to the Roseville/Rocklin area to attend William Jessup University where I received a Bachelors in Psychology. After working at a counseling center helping with the social skills program in schools, I decided to pursue a teaching credential. I eventually attended Brandman University where I received a teaching credential and Masters in Education.
My husband I just celebrated our 5 year anniversary! We love to travel and have been to many other states. We have 2 adventurous, miniature Australian Shepherds who help keep us active. We love to be outside, are always looking for new restaurants, and will be visiting Tahoe a lot this summer.