Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Melissa Elison
Welcome to 7th grade Language Arts! I'm Mrs. Elison, and I am very excited to be joining the Mariners team here at Upper Merion Area Middle School! I have taught English for over seven years, including a half year at Upper Merion Area High School, as well as six years at 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 spend part of each summer as the co-director of their summer youth program at West Chester University. My number one priority is always my students, and I am certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time throughout the school year with questions or concerns. I look forward to a successful and rewarding school year for all of my students!