Staff Profile: Melissa Barritt

Professional Profile

Works with Students in Grades:


Educational Philosophy:

In education, I believe in fostering an environment where each student is valued and nurtured, recognizing their unique gifts and potential. Rooted in Christian faith, my philosophy centers on love, compassion, and service, aiming to cultivate minds, hearts, and souls, shaping individuals who positively impact their communities. By fostering critical thinking, creativity, and empathy, I aim to empower students to become resilient, compassionate individuals prepared to navigate the complexities of the modern world while also molding characters for the eternal kingdom.

Educational Interests:

My husband and I share a deep passion for hiking and backpacking, immersing ourselves in the beauty of nature. With our toddler, we let him experience God's creation as frequently as possible and enjoy seeing the world anew through his eyes. We look forward to when we can start homeschooling our children and can incorporate nature as the ideal educational setting for our son. Gardening is a family activity, nurturing plants, and studying agriculture, relishing in the process of watching our food grow. Additionally, my fascination with exploring new cultures and diversities fuels my constant thirst for learning.

Instructional Specialties

I teach all subjects from Grades K to 9 and Humanities subjects 10-12.

Areas I Do Not Cover:

I recommend that you enroll with another teacher for high school math and science. For students that are comfortable with their subject areas and/or have skilled local help, I can supervise nearly all high school courses.

Communication Style Preference:

I can receive emails anytime. Pathways has a great update tool, to submit weekly samples, that I find works well. I am also open to having phone calls, Zoom, or RingCentral.

Hours of Availability:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am to 2:30pm


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