Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Melissa Dillon
Hello! My name is Ms. Dillon and this is my second year teaching at Vashon. I will be teaching personal finance, sociology, psychology, and world history.
I graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary History and Social Studies Education and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. I recently moved to the St. Louis area in June of 2020, and I grew up in Minnesota.
My teaching philosophy centers around consistancy and fairness. I believe that students need to feel, not only that their teacher cares about them, but that their teacher firmly and wholly believes in them. In secondary classrooms, the input of the students is critical in creating an environment where students feel safe to explore new concepts. I value respect, and feel that it is important to keep expectations consistant in order to provide students with the discipline they need to succeed. I provide my students with all of the tools and resources they need in order to succeed in not only my class, but throughout the rest of their lives as well. I believe knowledge is one of the most powerful tools a person can have, and I aim to provide young people with the knowledge they need to achieve their goals in life.
My hobbies include backpacking, camping, reading, running, dancing, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with my dog and cat. In the summer months, I work at a summer camp on the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, most recently serving as their Waterfront Director, and am also incredibly passionate about outdoor education!
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1st Period- Personal Finance
2nd Period- World History
3rd Period- Sociology
5th Period- Personal Finance
7th Period- World History
8th Period- Personal Finance