Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree: Elementary Education (PreK-6)
University of Scranton
Master's Degree: Administration - Supervision and Leadership
Old Dominion University
Reading Specialist Endorsement
Mrs. Melissa R Mehalchick
I am honored to be the Dean for my 3rd year at Tolbert Elementary School! My name is Melissa Mehalchick and am part of the Tolbert Team with 15 years experience in teaching and leadership. I have experience in education throughout grades K-6 in FCPS, PWCS, and LCPS.
I am orginally from Pennsylvania (Fly Eagles Fly) where I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Scranton. After moving to Virginia, I earned my Master's Degree in Administration from Old Dominion University. My husband, James (HERE WE GO, STEELERS!), our 2 daughters, Marcella and Mila, and our son Jameson, reside in Aldie with our 2 boxers, Vino and Shine. We enjoy the beach, camping, football season, and making S'mores by the fire.
As an educational leader, my goal is to encourage and develop leaders within our staff and students; and to create an environment where all students feel they belong and have the opportunity to be their personal best. I value the relationships that I build with my students, staff, and families. I believe these relationships foster trust, understanding, and respect among the school community.
I am so grateful to be a part of the Tolbert Family, and am looking forward to another meaningful and memorable year with you all!
It's OUR day to be BRILLIANT!