Ms. Melissa DeStefano

Phone: 610-326-5015 x6657


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Special Education from Millersville University Masters in Elementary Education from West Chester University Certified to teach Special Education & Elementary Education

Ms. Melissa DeStefano

Welcome to my web page.  I am excited for another school year.  Let me tell you about myself...
My entire teaching career has been within the Pottsgrove School District.  Currently, I am the Pottsgrove High School Life Skills teacher.  I started teaching in the Fall of 1990.  In previous years, I was a Learning Support teacher for 3rd-5th grades at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary and 6th-8th grades at Pottsgrove Middle School. 
During my first two years of teaching, I doubled as the assistant girls basketball coach.  Although I enjoyed coaching, I gave the position up to pursue my Masters Degree.
I am originally from Cadillac, Michigan.  I moved to Pennsylvania in 1983.  I graduated from Boyertown High School.  I currently live in New Hanover Township with my kids who are young adults, Aidan and Mikayla (ESU) and our two cats, Isabella and Cookie.  
My hobbies and interests are varied.  I have an active lifestyle which includes exercising, gardening and being outside.  I recently started golfing and I enjoy supporting important causes by participating in 5k races.   I serve on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization called Happy 2 be Home, which helps to fund home renovation projects for families to keep their medically fragile and/or physically handicapped children at home. I am also involved with the Chester County LGBT Equality Alliance group, serving on their Planning Committee. I am the advisor of Pottsgrove High School's first GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance) called SOUP.  To learn more about SOUP, please click on the icon to the left. I am also the advisor of Falcon Friends - a wonderful club that encourages friendships between typical students and students with different abilities.
I was fortunate to have been featured in the Reading Eagle also: