About Mrs. Melissa Nomura...
Position: 4th Grade Teacher
Thank you for visiting! I am excited for another great year here at Navarrete. To share a little about myself: I am originally from Michigan, but Arizona has been home since 1998. I live in Chandler with my husband and our two daughters, Ava and Brooklyn. We are going to have a fun and exciting year learning and exploring new things together.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. I have endorsements in Early Childhood Education and Structured English Immersion. After leaving the corporate world in sales and management, I have found my passion in teaching. I have been teaching since 2005 in first, second, third, and currently fourth grade.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe every child is unique, and capable of success. My goal is to inspire a life-long love of learning in each child in my classroom and to provide an environment that supports risk-taking, helps each student reach their fullest potential and promotes respect and kindness towards others.