Melissa Mitchell graduated from Brigham Young University with her degree in Secondary Education, with an emphasis in Social Sciences. She minored in Middle Eastern Studies and has spent time studying abroad in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. Melissa became interested in becoming a teacher during high school when an influential history teacher greatly impacted her life. She loves teaching English and History at Discovery Ranch and is passionate about seeing her students succeed. When she isn’t teaching, she mentors girls at another nearby residential treatment center. She also enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time outdoors.