Melissa Dalseide

Special Education Teacher

Began at Teachwell:


Why did you choose this field?

I have loved teaching for as long as I can remember. I love making an impact on students lives and giving them a safe, fun, and loving environment for learning.

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

I thought I was going to be either a pediatric nurse or a teacher.

What or who most inspires you?

People who have been through a lot in life but continue to try and do and be better and not let life get them down.

Why Teachwell?

I wanted to expand my comfort zone from strictly elementary.

What are you proudest of?

I am proud of the person I have become after all I have been through in life.

How do you hope to make a difference?

By giving my students a safe, fun, and loving environment I am hoping my students will love to come to class everyday and strive to be the best person they can be.

What lessons has your work life taught you?

Work life has taught me that you won't love everyone you work with and that's okay.

What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills?

I graduated from Brandon Valley High School and went to collage at Dakota State University. I have worked in a school for 10 years holding many different job titles, mostly pertaining to elementary age students. I also run my own small business doing crafts.

People would be surprised to know that I . . .

have 20 chickens, 2 ducks, 4 dogs, 4 children, and a husband!