Meet Mrs. Grant

Dear Families of Room E-54,        

I am so excited to teach your child and work with you this year. I look forward to a year full of love, learning and collaboration. I believe that the key to success is communication, please do not hesitate to contact me.        

Here is a little background on me. I grew up in Buffalo, New York (Go Bills and Sabres!) I attended SUNY at Buffalo for my undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and History. In 2006, I graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo with two Masters' degrees in Literacy and Special Education. I am a New York State certified teacher in Elementary Education, Special Education and as a Literacy Specialist. I also have a Multiple Subject credential, an Educational Specialist credential and CLAD credential in California. In November of 2011, I became a  National Board Certified Teacher.

 For four years, I taught third grade in the city of Buffalo. My family and I moved to sunny San Diego in June 2008 and I started teaching in Poway in August 2008. My first year in Poway, I taught at Garden Road Elementary. From 2009-2011, I taught at Morning Creek Elementary. This is my first year as a Midland Rattlesnake and I feel very fortunate to be part of the Midland community!

I currently live in San Diego with my husband, Mike, our son Jackson who was born in April 2011, and our two dogs, Jade and Conan. We like to cook, run and to take road trips.  

I look forward to a wonderful year! 


Melissa Grant


Some of my favorite things:

Favorite Color : Green
Favorite Pop:  Squirt
Favorite Sport:  Football
Favorite Professional Teams:  Buffalo Bills (NFL) and Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Favorite Subject:  Social Studies
Favorite Book:  Too many to list here.  I will be sharing many of them with you this year!
Favorite TV Show:  Cash Cab 
Favorite Hobbies: Taking my dogs to the beach, Cooking, Knitting and Running
I love to:  Hike, Read, Ski and Travel

I am looking forward to an exciting and wonderful school year.  If you have any questions or comments, please give me a call or email me.


Here is a picture of downtown Buffalo, New York! 


My favorite football team! My favorite players are Lee Evans (current) and Andre Reed (former).

The Buffalo Sabres!! My favorite hockey team!


 These are chicken wings. They are a favorite Buffalo food and were first made in The Anchor Bar in Buffalo.  They are very tasty!!