Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Art Education K-14 Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling/School Service Personnel K-14 Masters of Science in Special Education K-12

Ms. Melanie Muench-Day

Hello and Welcome to Second Grade at Jonas Salk Elementary School! My name is Ms. Melanie Muench-Day. I have been teaching for 20 years, the last 13 here in Valley View.  I am a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in Art Education and an M.S. in School Service Personnel.  I also have an M.S. in Special Education from Lewis University.  During the 2017-2018 school year I will be Co-Teaching with Ms. Dwyer.  


I am currently living in Downers Grove and have lived there for 28 years.  I have two sons who attended Downers Grove Schools.  My oldest son is an Artist and my youngest son designs Video Games.  I always knew I would be a teacher and have played school with my sisters since I was three years old.  I am an avid reader of mystery novels and always have a book to read.

I have enjoyed my time as a special education teacher while at Salk.  I have worked as a Supported Ed Teacher in K-5 classrooms.  My philosophy of education is that all children have the capacity to learn and succeed.  That is my goal as a teacher, to help my students meet and exceed their goals and dreams.

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or suggestions that might help me teach your child.  Collaboration between teachers and parents is necessary for your child to have the best year ever.