Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts: Social Science and Psychology
My name is Melissa Grayson. This will be my 16th year teaching. I am excited to loop up this year with most of my Kindercats to 1st grade and get to know those wonderful students new to me. This will be an exciting year as we continue to grow and learn together.
I attended Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in Social Science and Psychology. I received my teaching license in 2003 and began teaching 1st grade in a title 1 school in Hopewell, VA. I taught 1st grade for 3 years before getting married and moving to Stafford, VA. I then began my Kindergarten teaching career which has lasted 12 years! I will be looping up this year to 1st grade.
I have been happily married for 13 years and have two wonderful daughters that also attend Widewater Elementary School. I love working at a school where I get to see their smiling faces throughout the day.
In my free time, I love to read and go to the beach. I also enjoy looking up teaching activities on Pinterest. You may also find me in Target's dollar spot!
I saw this quote and feel it explains my classroom...
"I promise you every day your child will learn something.
Some days they will bring it home in their hands.
Some days they will bring it home in their heads.
And some days they will bring it home in their hearts."- Valerie Welk