Hello! My name is Melissa Martin and I have been teaching for 20 years. This is my 16th year in the Conejo Valley and previously I taught for LAUSD for 5 years. I am originally from upstate New York and moved to sunny California after finishing college. Before teaching, I joined the US Army and served 4 years of active service and 16 in the reserves, so I am a Retired US Army Captain. I attended the State University of New York at Cortland for my undergraduate study in Phyical Education and the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse for my graduate studies in Adapted Physical Education. I have two children and enjoy doing triathlons and camping. I look forward to being an important part of your child's academic and social life.