Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Music Education University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign Masters of Music Education Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
Ms. Melissa Shank
Hello Jenkins Jaguars!
The 2022-23 school year marks my 17th year of teaching band in Colorado and I'm excited to get back to band class! 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. This will be my first year as a Jenkins Jaguar and I am so extremely excited to be a part of such a wonderful community. I'm looking forward to a great year of teaching the awesome students at Jenkins Middle School!
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 completed my graduate degree to earn 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.