Melissa grew up in Newkirk, Oklahoma.
She went to Southwestern College, and his currently enrolled in Fort Hays State University finishing her masters in education. She has her bachelors of science in mathematics and physics.
Melissa decided to be a teacher because she was asked to teach some math classes on campus and then just kept teaching.
Before she came to Abilene she was a math teacher at Colby High School, until they moved to Salina last summer.
Her hobbies right now are sewing, running when she has time, and spending time with her family.