The Teacher Spotlight is a weekly piece where we feature our leaders at Melissa Schools. Check back each Monday to meet a new teacher!
This week’s Teacher Spotlight shines on Kelley Pitzer from Melissa High School, nominated by Principal Mike Carter. Coach Pitzer teaches English I, English III, and English IV, and coaches soccer. This is his second year in Melissa. He hopes to make Melissa High School the last school he teaches at during his career.
Learn more about Coach Pitzer below.
I knew I wanted to be a teacher while I was in high school. I was lucky enough to have some great teachers in high school and in college and it solidified my decision to become an educator
My favorite lesson to teach would be the study of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. This novella teaches lessons from history which still apply today.
I feel my favorite, or most valuable Core Value, would be integrity. I feel that if a person has integrity, they will prosper in all aspects of life.
The best aspect of being a Cardinal is the attitude of the district. The positive attitude which comes from being a Cardinal, in the classroom and during extra-curricular activities, shows through the community and resonates through everyone who is able to call themselves a Cardinal.