Hello, my name is Melissa Rivera Lara and this is my 10th year of teaching. I graduated from The University of Texas-Permian Basin with a B.A. in Child & Family Studies. My Texas teaching certifications are in Early Childhood-4th grade and 4th grade-8th grade. Additionally, I have had extensive training in the Montessori curriculum. I grew up and graduated from Colorado City. My husband and I have 5 boys (Damian, Dominic, Davin, DJ, and David). In my spare time I love to relax and spend quality time with my family. I also LOVE coffee and chocolate!