Mrs. Melisa Shifflett
Mrs. Melisa Shifflett
I am really excited about another year teaching at the Governor’s School. The new building is amazing! I will be teaching Calculus I/II for seniors and Calculus I for juniors. I will also be teaching several senior tech labs, including PhotoShop, InDesign and Yearbook, and Scientific Photography.
I was born in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and was raised in South Jersey. I spent my summers at the beach, the Chesapeake Bay and the pool and the winters going skiing as often as possible. I went to Virginia Tech for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees, majoring in Mathematics and Education. I raced on the Virginia Tech Ski Team in the Giant Slalom and Slalom events and enjoyed going to all the football games. I moved to Lynchburg after college and began teaching at Heritage High School. I also took graduate math courses at Lynchburg College.
In my free time I like to spend time with my family, mainly outdoors. I have two daughters, Matilda and Amelia, and a 95 pound dog, Zeus. My husband, Miles, is a landscape designer. We love to canoe, hike, bike ride, or just enjoy the fresh air in our back yard.
Here is the latest family photo:
We love to travel. My husband and I have been to Germany, Poland, Mexico, Bahamas, Ireland, and all over the United States. Our next destination is Scottland in 2018.
Here is a picture from our trip to Ireland several years ago:
Matilda's first canoe trip (almost 3 years old)
Matilda and Amelia cheesing for the camera:
Our dog, Zeus. He loves to go for runs with me and then lay around the house all day.
I also enjoy exercising and training for all kinds of races. I have done several sprint triathlons, 5k runs, 4 mile runs, and a half marathon. Matilda is following in my footsteps and ran her first quarter mile running race at the age of 2. She now runs in several quarter mile races a year and does ballet.
And some final photos of my daughters:
I will leave you with a quote that has stuck with me ever since I first heard it:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou