Melissa Smith   

 Melissa has taught for 23 years from kindergarten through 8th grade in various subjects from biology to ESL and is now a Yoga Instructor.  Her passion for teaching has impacted students throughout her life.  Oh, she also speaks español and uses it to help others at school!!

As a three year breast cancer survivor, Melissa experiences relief from several side effects of the medication through Yoga.  She enjoys sharing that gift with others.  "Although I practiced Yoga when I was younger, it is an integral part of my life.  It helps reduce the side effects of my medicine, alleviate stress, and generally allows me to be a happier, healthier person.  I am very thankful for my practice and those I practice with."