My name is Melissa and I am a 12th grade Social Studies teacher in Cold Spring, New York. I currently teach 12th grade Government & Economics, Sociology, and AP Government and Politics. I have been teaching for 14 years in both New York and Pennsylvania. I grew up in Boonton, New Jersey, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies Education at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. While teaching full-time in both Geneva, NY, and Trumansburg, NY I earned my Master's Degree in Inclusive … read more about About Me
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