My name is Melissa Roussell. I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a Minor In Reading and Language Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This is, happily, my fourth year at Olympic View Elementary School and my sixteenth year of teaching. Some of my greatest goals as an educator are to build a positive and kind enviornment and also to support more authentic and natural learning experiences with literature-based instruction ( ABUNDANT READ ALOUDS with QUALITY children's literature). I am dedicated to helping the students in my classroom become better readers, writers and THINKERS! I will also be looking forward to a year filled with smiles, friendship, discovery, communication and, of course, an EXCITEMENT TO ALWAYS WANT TO KEEP LEARNING!