Degrees and Certifications:
BME University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign MME Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
Ms. Melissa Shank
Hello Sabin Saints!
The 2018-19 school year will mark my 13th year of teaching band in Colorado. After teaching high school for two years, I found my niche teaching band at the middle school level. I've been working with middle school students and beginning musicians ever since. I joined the Sabin Saints team in 2018 and I am looking forward to a great year of teaching the awesome students at Sabin Middle School! I have seen the wonderful potential in the Sabin band musicians and I can't wait to help them develop and grow their passion for music.
I grew up in a small farming community in Illinois and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for my Bachelors in Music Education. During the summer of 2018, I wrapped up my final year of graduate school to complete my Masters of Music Education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
When I'm not at school, I enjoy being outdoors with my husband, step son, and dog, biking, hiking, running, camping, rock climbing, and snowboarding. When time does not allow for a trip into the mountains of Colorado, I love to spend my time in the kitchen, trying new recipes or revisiting some old favorites. Leisure reading with a cup of coffee is also high on my list whether I'm at home or in the mountains.