George Lucas Educational Foundation

Melissa Westerlund

I am a devoted single parent to my son, Jeremy who fills my world with love and laughter. I am lucky enough to have a loving and supportive family with which I reside on Long Island, NY.

I am currently certified in NY state to teach general and special education birth- twelfth grade and the visual arts kindergarten - twelfth grade. For the last four years I have been substitute teaching in local districts. I have also had the opportunity to co-teach a toddler class for a year which was a fantastic experience.

I am currently enrolled with Walden University working on my Masters degree in education with a concentration on integrating technology. I look forward to a future in which I have my own classes and can better attend to the needs of students.

Areas of Interest: 
visual arts,
elementary education,
common core,
students with special needs,
ESL education