“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”.  

Melissa started her career at Premier Charter School as a 2nd grade teacher. Before City Academy, she taught in Rockford, IL as a 5th grade teacher for four years at Jackson Charter School. While at Jackson, she coached the Girls on the Run, ran a 5k with the girls, and tutored in the after-school program. Melissa has taught Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade in her teaching career.    

When Melissa’s not at City Academy she loves running, camping in the outdoors, and playing the clarinet.

BS in Education, Eastern Illinois University

mjonff@cityacademyschool.org