Melissa received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in reading from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2001. Her teaching experience includes:
- 3rd & 4th grade at a public school in Texas,
- 1st & 2nd grade at a private school in Missouri,
- pre-K in a Mother's Day Out program, and
- "Mommy & Me" enrichment classes for babies and toddlers
She is also a homeschooling mom to her two daughters, ages 10 and 6.
Melissa is passionate about empowering hands-on parents to be their child's first teacher. Her online community, Rolling Prairie Readers, is a place where all moms are free to leave comparisons behind and embrace the parent they were meant to be.