Melissa Jones

About me

Ko Mount Eagle te maunga

Ko Grass Lake te moana

Ko American te iwi

Nō Jackson, Michigan ahau

Ko Jones tōku whānau

Ko Melissa tōku ingoa

He kaimahi ahau ki te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

My father’s family comes from Mount Eagle, Tennessee. My father and mother are from Grass Lake, Michigan. I am an American from Jackson, Michigan who has lived in Florida, Indiana, Ohio and the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Christchurch has been my home for 16 years and I have New Zealand citizenship. I am a primary trained teacher who has taught students from Year 7 to 13 the past 8 years specialising in Digital Technologies. I am currently a Digital Technologies facilitator for Education Plus working on Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko, Digital Readiness programme.

Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.Ann Voskamp

Brief description: Digital Technologies Teacher Years 7 to 13, UC Education Plus Digital Technologies Facilitator
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