Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education K-8
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. During the time I was at home 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.