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My name is Mrs. Melissa Pedersen and this is my fourth year here at Queen of Martyrs. I will be teaching 3rd Grade, as well as, 2nd and 4th Grade Math. I am very excited and looking forward to getting to know all of you over the course of this year. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Psychology minor from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois in 2006. I spent 2 years teaching 5th-8th Grade Social Studies at St. Andrew the Apostle in Romeoville. Before that, I was an Instructional Assistant in Downers Grove for 7 years. I had the opportunity to work with a variety of students with special needs in grades 1st-8th, in all subject areas. I student taught 3rd Grade and really have a love for this age group and all the excitement it brings. Although I taught Social Studies, my favorite subject and area to teach is math.
Mr. Pedersen and I will be welcoming our first child, a baby girl, this November. We are very excited, nervous, and anxiously awaiting her arrival.
Some of my favorites are being outdoors, art projects, working out, and volunteering. I have two cats, Mario and Peaches, whom my husband and I adopted in November 2015. They defintely have strong personalities and keep us on our toes. My husband and I reside in Downers Grove, where I have lived all my life. Family is also extremely important to me and I spend a lot of my time with them.