Melissa Anderson is our First Grade teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Western Oregon University.
Mrs. Anderson spent two years teaching third grade and kindergarten in Phoenix and then spent the last three years teaching first grade and a kindergarten-1st grade blend at Salem-Keizer.
“I was drawn to teaching because I have always has a desire to help people in some way. I remember when I was in elementary school how important my teachers were to me as a kid and how excited they got me about school and learning. I feel like if I can have some kind of an impact on my students each year that makes them excited about school and learning then I am succeeding at my job.”
In her free time, Mrs. Anderson likes to play softball, hike, and ski.
This is Mrs. Anderson’s 1st year with Ashbrook Independent School.