Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed. Second languages and Cultures University of Minnesota Teaching licences: ELL K-12 Reading K-12 Work Based Learning Coordinator
Hello! My name is Melissa Persson and this is my first year teaching at Harding. I've taught at both Washington and Como High Schools in St. Paul. Before that, I was in Minneapolis for many years. I have taught almost all ages and English language levels to amazing students all around the globe. I love teaching but also love learning from my students. I think students are super cool!
In my free time, I like to learn about different cultures, ideas and meet new people. My husband, two daughters and I have always enjoyed traveling and do so whenever we get the chance. We are also very interested in languages.
I also love being busy outside. In the spring, summer and fall you can often find me working in my garden. In the winter, I am often out on a lake making iceskating paths and rinks.