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 past 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 (MCCC) 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.
Read about programs I've brought to Pottsgrove High School here: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20150511/unsung-heroesmelissa-destefano-brought-special-olympics-and-support-group-to-pottsgrove-high-school
I was fortunate to have been featured in the Reading Eagle also: http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/tri-county-in-ours-schools-melissa-destefano