True North Homeschool Academy Teacher
Melissa is a True North Homeschool Academy teacher.
Melissa resides with her family in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Although she lives in
PA, she and her husband, Stephen, were both born and raised at the New Jersey shore.
She considers herself a true beach bum & enjoys traveling back “home” with her family
as much as they can. Melissa also enjoys reading books and perusing bookstores for
hours with an awesome cup of tea in hand. She also enjoys hiking & any activities that
can connect her with nature.
Melissa has been a homeschool Mom for the past 11 years. Their family style of
homeschooling is a mashup of Charlotte Mason, Classical & Unschooling. Previously,
Melissa has served in various roles, including both leadership/administrative & teaching,
at a homeschool co-op in their area. Currently, her family is enjoying being part of
several groups in their area, including Wild+Free, Civil Air Patrol and the Academy of the Arts.
Professional Degrees and Experience
Melissa is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge with a bachelor's in Education.
During her undergraduate studies, she concentrated on both Music and English. She also
has pursued post-graduate work in the field of Environmental Science. Currently,
Melissa is a private voice instructor specializing in both Musical Theatre & Rock
Performance Instruction. She also is a freelance vocalist in the greater Philadelphia,
Reading and Lehigh Valley area, performing on a regular basis.
“Melissa Grande has changed the trajectory of our homeschooling – she is amazing!”