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    Name: Melissa Whitson
    Room: 2-D
    Grade Level:  LAP Reading, Grades K-4
    Phone Number: 360-709-7244
    Email: melissa.whitson@tumwater.k12.wa.us
    Professional Biography
    One of my high school teachers inspired me to want to become a teacher myself. I always struggled in math and knew I wanted to become a teacher when my Trigonometry teacher made math easy for me to understand! I wanted to help others in the same way he helped me. In 2005, I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.  In 2009, I received my Masters degree in Educational Administration from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. I have taught a variety of grade levels in 3 different states (Ohio, Virginia, and Washington).  I've taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, Reading Recovery and LAP/Title reading groups. Teaching is definitely my passion!