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The Spotlight is an ongoing feature where we showcase our leaders at Melissa Schools. Check back each week during the school year to meet someone new (or to get to know a familiar face).
This week’s spotlight shines on Emily Christensen, our Lead Educational Diagnostician in the Special Education department. Ms. Christensen has served Melissa Schools for three years. She was nominated for The Spotlight by Jenny Clark, Special Education Director.
Emily: I grew up in a family of educators, so some would say that I was destined to be involved in education. Although I tried to deny it for awhile, in college was when I knew that working in education was my dream.
Emily: My favorite part of my job is working with families, students, and teachers in order to find a way to make everyone’s lives a little better.
Emily: I feel as if Integrity encompasses so many of the core values. Trying to live as a person of integrity takes honesty, humility, and loyalty. In my position, integrity is vital to build and maintain the relationships needed in order to complete my job.
Emily: I have absolutely loved the tight-knit community that is willing to do whatever it takes in order for all kids to succeed.