Phone: 208-855-4040


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education K-8

Mrs. Melissa Freese



My name is Melissa Freese. I graduated from Boise State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education K-8.  At the beginning of my teaching career, I was a Safe School Aide &  a 2nd grade teacher at Linder Elementary School.  I also taught K, 1, 2 grades at Chaparral Elementary School.  Later I was able to be a stay at home mom with my children. I was a proctor with West Ada School District for the Idaho Reading Indicator and I taught 6 years of preschool.  Prior to being on staff at Ponderosa, I facilitated incoming preschool-aged students through the "Ready to Learn" program sponsored by West Ada School District. 

I am a native Idahoan.  I love cooking, baking, cake decorating, reading, exercising, teaching, home decor, spending time with my family & friends, and traveling when I have an opportunity.

It is a passion of mine to make students feel safe, welcomed, and help them progress to the next level to the best of their ability.