Teacher Spotlight: Melissa Stanley

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 13, 2014

Melissa Stanley is a third and fourth grade special education teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary.

Years teaching: 16

Family: Husband, Bob; mom and dad, Maureen and Tom Bierman; sister & brother-in-law, Lauren and Jared Downs, along with soon to arrive niece Sadie Downs

Favorite food: Italian

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite TV show: “Big Bang Theory”

Favorite book: “The Help”

Favorite movies: “Footloose”

Favorite sport or team: Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets

Hobbies: Running, reading, spending time with family

Dream vacation: Greece

Prized possession: My dog, Parker

Actor who would star in the movie of my life: Jessica Biel

Motto: Live, laugh, love and run on

Three words that describe me: Patient, loyal, honest

Someone who inspires you: My mother

Greatest accomplishment: Running my first half-marathon

Favorite quote: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin, “Winnie the Pooh”