Degrees and Certifications:
Master Degree Teaching and Learning, University St. Francis Bachelor Degree Elementary Education Kdg-9, University St. Francis English Second Language Endorsement, University St. Francis
Mrs. Melissa Hilliard-First Grade
Welcome families, this is my 6th year in the Valley View School District. This is my 18th year teaching and my 3rd year teaching 1st grade at Independence. I received my English as a Second Language Endorsement from the University of St. Francis in August, 2016. I recently received my Master's in Teaching and Learning from the University of St. Francis in May, 2017. I am also an adjunct professor for the University of St. Francis. I have a love of continuing to learn in an effort to keep current with best pratices in education!
Married 23 years to Rich!
3 Daughters (Brooke, Paige, Hope)
2 German Shephards (Jadzia and Jedi)
Teaching is my passion! I love coming to work each day and seeing the excitement in my young learners' eyes! I have a love of children's books and can't wait to share my classroom library with your children.
I enjoy baking, cooking, traveling and crafting when I am not at school.
I am looking forward to taking this amazing learning journey with all of you this year!