B.F.A. in Art History & Studio Art, Concordia University; B.Ed. in Health & P.E. & Visual Arts, Ontario Institute Studies in Education at the University Toronto; M.S. in Instructional Technology, Touro College. Melonie has been teaching health and physical education in the New York City Public School system since 2001. Melonie is a founding teacher of the Harvey Milk H.S. where she is the Dean of Discipline. Her passion is working with students who have had issues in their past with violence and authority. Melonie would like to create a setting where these students are able to deal with their issues in an environment where they feel safe to open up to new ideas and have the support to create positive solutions.