Melissa O'Connor is the newest member of the Pre-K 4 lead teaching team, but not new to ACCESS. Melissa has been both a teacher's assistant and interim teacher in both Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classrooms.
Melissa's educational background includes undergraduate work in speech-language pathology, training as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Specialist, and Curriculum Adaptation Consultant. After working for several years, Melissa took time to raise her three children before returning to ACCESS.
Melissa enjoys playing and teaching tennis, as well as spending time with her husband Kinney of 23 years and her children. Melissa's favorite part of teaching at ACCESS is watching her students grow socially and academically and witnessing their sense of self develop within them.