Meet Melissa Coxe, a music educator at Eastern Elementary School. Originally from Fallsburg, N.Y., Ms. Coxe earned her Bachelor of Music from Wilkes (Pa.) University in 1998. She followed with a Master of Music degree from East Carolina University and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2003.
Ms. Coxe shared that her favorite thing about being a teacher is the relationships she forms with her students. "I am in the unique position where I have the opportunity to teach a child for six years," she said. "It's a privilege to watch them grow from little five-year-olds into incredible young adults. I attend as many of their middle and high school concerts as possible, supporting them in their music journey. It's so much fun to watch their faces light up when they see me at their concerts."
Music has always been a source of inspiration for Ms. Coxe, and she dreamed of becoming a music educator since high school to have the opportunity to make a difference and support students.
In her free time, Ms. Coxe enjoys reading and doing crafts and adds, "I also love to cheer on my daughters in the show ring when they show their lambs and goats."