Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elmhurst College - Special Education Teacher M.A. National Louis University - Reading Specialist
Mrs. Melissa Zapata
This is my 16th year teaching at Leyden High School. I attended Elmhurst College where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, majoring in Special Education. I then pursued a Master's Degree at National Louis University and became a certified Reading Specialist. My current teaching position at Leyden is a Special Education facilitator as well as a co-teacher of one section of Digital Literacy. I am also an ACCESS advisor and the Recycling Club sponsor.