Melissa Patterson began her teaching career at the Joseph Sams School in 2005. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Mercer University. Prior to becoming Assistant Principal, Melissa worked as a paraprofessional in the Preschool and Elementary programs and then as an Instructional Support Teacher in the Preschool and Primary programs at JSS.
Melissa is certified as an International Trainer with MOVE (Mobility Opportunity via Education); she is also certified in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication) and CPR/First Aid.
She is the proud parent of 4 children, two of whom have special needs. Melissa feels her two sons with special needs have set her life in order and allowed her to become a part of something so great – The Joseph Sams School Community!