Melissa Leon

Melissa Leon

1st Grade Lead Teacher

Hello everyone, my name is Melissa Leon and I am excited to join CWC Mar Vista as a lead 1st grade teacher. I earned my teaching credential and Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Northridge. Also, I have previously worked as a teacher’s assistant and I have been working towards becoming a lead teacher for a while now. So, I am very thankful for this opportunity at CWC. 

I was drawn to work at CWC Mar Vista because of their core values of Community and Change. Having spent my entire life in Los Angeles, I’ve experienced and celebrated many different cultures. Thus, I have developed a deep connection and sense of duty to help my community. As educators have previously guided and inspired me, I hope to empower my students to dream big, voice their thoughts, and show them they can create change. In the classroom, I will be my students’ number one supporter and they will know that their classroom is a space of equity and respect. 

Outside of the classroom, I love trying to find the best boba and ramen in LA, hiking, practicing yoga or spending quality time with my family and friends. 

I can’t wait to connect with every single one of you to have a successful year together. Thank you!