Phone: 847-451-3693


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elmhurst College - Special Education Teacher M.A. National Louis University - Reading Specialist

Mrs. Melissa Zapata

This is my 17th 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.