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Mrs. Melissa Elison
Welcome to 7th grade Language Arts! I'm Mrs. Elison, and this is my 4th year on the Mariners team here at Upper Merion Area Middle School. I have taught English for over 10 years, including at Upper Merion Area High School and Penndale Middle School in the North Penn School District. My passion is motivating students to reach their potential as readers, writers, and as people. I have a bachelor's degree in English from Ursinus College and a master's degree in English from West Chester University, as well as my English 7-12 teaching certifcation. In addition, I am a fellow of the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project and am involved in the summer youth program at West Chester University. My number one priority is always my students!
My hobbies include reading, cooking, running, visiting the mountains, and bike riding with my family. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys. I know that this school year may bring with it some unique challenges, but together we can make this a meaningful and memorable learning experience! Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I look forward to a successful and rewarding school year for all of my students!