Meet Mrs. Meyer - Mrs. Melisa Meyer, grade 6 teacher

  •  Meet Mrs. Meyer

    Meet The Teacher

    Hello! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Mrs. Melisa Meyer.  As a 1995 graduate of Gates Chili, I am proud to be working as a sixth grade teacher at the Gates Chili Middle School and am looking forward to starting my fourteenth year of teaching sixth grade. I love working in and giving back to a district that has given me so much throughout the years!


    As an undergraduate student, I attended SUNY Geneseo, where I earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, with a focus in mathematics.  I completed my master's degree in the area of literacy education at Nazareth College of Rochester, so I am a certified reading teacher.  I love to learn!



    As you have probably guessed, I grew up in the town of Gates, where I attended Gates Chili schools from kindergarten up to my high school graduation. I currently reside in Hilton, where I live with my husband and our beautiful daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, who just turned THREE this past June! Morgan is growing and changing every single day---she is absolutely adorable! We just adore our little girl! Our family recently grew to add a handsome and loveable little boy, Nolan Denny.  He is precious and has made our family complete!


    My family and I also share our home with three cuddly cats--Frenley, Rocky and Reeces--and an energetic (and also quite spoiled) Italian Greyhound named Oliver James--known to most as "Ollie".  My family means the world to me!




    A Few of My Favorite Things...


    • Favorite Animals: Polar Bears (I collect them!) & Italian Greyhounds
    • Favorite Vacation Place: St. Lucia
    • Favorite Flower: Gerbera Daisies (especially pink ones!)
    • Favorite Colors: green, brown, and pink
    • Favorite Foods:  fettuccine alfredo, gnocchi with red sauce, steak, Mexican food, ice cream (especially Abbott's chocolate almond), and cheese & veggie pizza
    • Favorite Restaurants: Panera Bread (yum!), Chipotle, Chili's, and Fratelli's Italian restaurant (near Geneseo)
    • Favorite Stores: Target, Kohl's, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, and craft stores--ACMoore, Michael's, Joann Etc.
    • Favorite Movies: Indiana Jones movies (I love Harrison Ford!), Sixteen Candles, The Goonies, Pretty Woman, and 13 Going on 30
    • Favorite TV Shows: Parenthood, Revenge, The Office, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and PGrey's Anatomy
    • Favorite Books: Freak the Mighty and Walk Two Moons for sixth graders, anything by Nicholas Sparks, Sophie Kinsella or Jodi Picoult for adults
    • Lucky Number: 13
    • Favorite Music: DMB, Daughtry, Lifehouse, Sarah McLachlan, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, James Taylor, and many more



    I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, and working with smiling sixth graders!  When not in school, you might find me snuggling with my baby girl, reading a good book on my Kindle,  scrapbooking, listening to my iPod, shopping, going for a walk with my family, swimming, relaxing outdoors, renting movies, or maybe even baking a special dessert (I used to be a cake decorator for Wegmans Bakery).  Whew! So much to do...I am always "on the go"!


    I love teaching 6th grade--I continue to be amazed at all that children at this age are able to learn, as well as what I can learn from them.   I pride myself on having high expectations for both myself and my students. I want them to have a great first-year experience in the middle school setting, and I work very hard throughout the year to ensure that each student's needs are met.  I feel honored and privileged to be working with the children and parents of the Gates Chili Central School District. I look forward to another rewarding and successful school year!


    -Mrs. Meyer


    "Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." 

    -Albert Einstein