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THIS IS ME! Melissa Dawn Townsend Life, Times, and Experiences

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Apr 16, 2017



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THIS IS ME!Melissa Dawn Townsend

Life, Times, and Experiences

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Biographical DataBorn: April 30, 1968

Place of Birth: Chesapeake, Virginia

Current Residence: Smithfield, North Carolina

Married to Jason Townsend

Four Children: Mark, 23Carol, 19

Mariah, 12Charlotte, 11

Two StepchildrenChristopher, 22

Alisha, 21

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Top Left: Alisha, Carol

Center: Jason

Top Right: Christopher

Bottom Left: Mark

Bottom Right: Mariah, Charlotte

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Major Accomplishments

Three Time President’s List Award Recipient

All-American Scholar

Jean Craighead George

Freshman Writing Award

Bachelor of ScienceSpecial Education

July 2009East Carolina University

Associate in ArtsJuly 2007

College of the Albemarle

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Significant Experiences My first job was as a Library Assistant. One of my

responsibilities was to design and implement children’s library programming.

I educated my own two oldest children at home for six wonderful years.

I have provided in-home care for children with ADHD and behavioral and emotional disabilities.

I have also tutored a third grader with learning disabilities and ADHD.

For six years, I was a Correctional Officer and responsible for the supervision of adult male inmates, often with mild to moderate mental retardation, ADHD, behavioral and emotional disabilities and mental illnesses.

Currently, I am enjoying my second year as an Exceptional Children’s Teacher at Harnett Central Middle School in Angier, North Carolina.

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Other Experiences Vacation Bible School Teacher Vacation Bible School Director Sunday School Teacher Scoutmaster/Den Leader, Cub Scouts Elementary School Volunteer Public Library Volunteer Child Care Provider Youth Leader Nursery Assistant

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Reading WritingSewing


Classic MoviesListening to Music

Painting Ceramics

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Reasons for Teaching

Children Can Learn!

Children Want to Learn!

Children Deserve a Chance!

Children are our Future!

Children Need


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A Little More about MeI was reared by my maternal grandparents. My grandfather did not finish eighth grade, and my grandmother barely finished high


If I wanted to learn something, I was required to look it up in a dictionary,

encyclopedia, or other book.

I learned to love learning and


I discovered the richness of

classic literature.

Several of my teachers were

formative in my life.

I want to pay forward some of what was given so freely to me.

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A Final WordI believe that students can and will learn

whenchallenged to do so in a safe and nurturing learning environment. I also believe that a

goal of teaching children must be to develop

lifelong learners who can discover big ideas and

great concepts independently. Finally, I believe

that it is of vital import that all students read the

great classics and ponder the thoughts of

history’s greatest minds.