Phone: School Phone: 973-571-6751
Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: MAT: Special Education BS: Elementary Education and Women's and Gender Studies Certifications: Elementary Education Teacher Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Ms. Samantha Melillo
Welcome! I am so excited to start my teaching career at HBW as the Literacy and Core Support teacher! I am a recent graduate of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). I acquired my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies. I recently earned my Masters of Art in Teaching in Special Education. During my time in college, I was given the opportunity to teach in very diverse learning environments in urban and suburban settings, at the elementary and high school levels. My summers have been spent as a camp counselor working with children from kindergarten to 7th grade. I also have been a volunteer softball and volleyball coach for 10 years. In my free time, I love to read, play with my dog, Honey, spend time with friends and family, and go to the beach. I also enjoy watching movies and sports, specifically the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. I am looking forward to a great school year and establishing my career here in the Verona School District.