Meet The Teacher

Phone: (619) 588-3077


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed Curriculum & Instruction CLAD certification Reading & Literacy Certification Admin Credential

Ms. Melissa Rowland


  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade ELA teacher 
  • 4th grade ELD teacher
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade long term EL teacher 
  • TED Student Talks Co-Advisor

My Hopes & Dreams:

The hope I have is for my students to gain the knowledge and confidence they need to be successful. 

My Culture: 

I am African American and Filipina, a San Diego native, a mother, a teacher, a Teach For America Alumni, and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and going on adventures.

Workplace Values:

I value helping others learn, being a changemaker, and being a  transformational leader. 

My Self-Regulation Strategies:

To self-regulate, I stop, breathe, and plan. 

My Strengths:

  • Adaptable
  • Ambitious 
  • Independent 
  • Dependable
  • Influential 

My Values:

  • Peace
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • History

My Hobbies:

  • Reading for pleasure
  • Traveling 
  • Exercising 

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