Hi, my name is Melissa Edwards and I am a 1st grade teacher. I have been teaching in Aurora Public Schools for 5 years. Before coming to Edna and John W. Mosley P-8, I was a kindergarten teacher at Altura Elementary. In my free time, I enjoy do it yourself projects around the house and spending time with my family. The thing I am most excited about for the 2015-16 school year is connecting with a new community of students, families and staff in a beautiful new building. My job is to accelerate learning for every APS student, every day. I do my job by preparing and educating students for the world ahead by holding high expectations and challenging them daily to work hard. I will strive daily to adapt my teaching methods to the various needs and interests of the students in order to provide them with a strong foundation, not only socially but also intellectually for the their future academic years. My community needs me to do my job.