Phone: 208-350-4120 ext. 1121


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Rehabilitation Studies with minors in Psychology and Social Work M.A. in Special Education

Melisa Whipple

I have been at Paramount Elementary since it opened in 2007.  I have taught Special Education since 1996 in Meridian, Texas and Colorado. I received my Masters in Special Education in 2005 from the University of Colorado.

I was born in Manitoba Canada and grew up in Colorado and Texas.  I met my husband in Colorado and his job brought us to Idaho in 2005. We have two amazing, wonderful boys and two dogs - a gentle giant Mastiff and a sweet Lab/St. Bernard mix!  We are a very active family and enjoy being outdoors and spending time together. 

I enjoy working with children and believe every child can grow and make progress both academically and socially. 

"Expect a Magic Beanstalk! Unleash the power of an erupting beanstalk by setting high expectations for yourself and your life.  Remember, you will only get what you expect and work for, it is a self-fulfilling prophecy!"