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Melissa Wrenchey

Melissa Wrenchey

Nikola Tesla STEM High School

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Melissa's work combines: Education, Technology, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Educator in a STEM learning community

I facilitate student learning in computer science principles.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English/Language Arts Teacher Education

    California State University-Long Beach

  • Graduate Degree

    Special Education and Teaching, General

    Seattle Pacific University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    First, I wanted to teach elementary.

  • 2.

    Then I wanted to teach high school english.

  • 3.

    Then I wanted to teach in a community college.

  • 4.

    Then I made more money with mortgage companies and aerospace manufacturers.

  • 5.

    Then I worked for a non-profit and loved it!

  • 6.

    Then I missed kids so I went back to school.

  • 7.

    For the last ten years I have been back in the classroom and this time I have more skills.

  • 8.

    Now I am learning more programming.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    What are you going to do with a degree in reading literature?

  • How I responded:

    Keep your foot in many never know what will pique your curiosity.