#TeacherTuesday: Melissa Unger, Columbus Elementary

Melissa Unger | Columbus Elementary | 4
th Grade Special Education  

Melissa Unger’s first job out of college was in the corporate world. But that didn’t last long.  

“I wanted to do something worthwhile with my life; to be given the chance to help shape the lives of all children.”  

Unger is in her 27th year in education, including her 25th at Columbus Elementary.   

“Kids are awesome! They have great imaginations and boundless enthusiasm. There is never a dull day when one is hanging out with fourth graders!” 

Unger’s mother was also a teacher and was (and still is) her role model.   

“I observed the positive, inspiring impact she had on her students’ lives. She was exactly the kind of person I wanted to be when I grew up because she was passionate about her profession and was always striving to better herself.”  

When she’s not in the classroom, Unger enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading and gardening.