Melissa Wolken

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I was born on a farm in Iowa, but moved to Nebraska when I was five years old.  I became fascinated with Spanish in middle school, and was determined to become bilingual.  I went on to take lots of Spanish classes in high school, then attended Creighton University, where I had the opportunity to study abroad in the Dominican Republic.  It was life-changing!  Since then, I have been able to attend intensive Spanish language school in Cuernavaca, Mexico for two 3-week programs.  I have worked in OPS for over ten years, with experience as an ESL teacher, as well as a second and third grade Dual Language Spanish teacher.  This is my third year as the Dual Language Lead Teacher at Gomez Heritage, and I absolutely love it! I feel blessed to get to come to such a fun and positive place every day! My husband and I have two young children and we love traveling, and going camping and fishing together.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Spanish, 

with a co-major in Justice and Peace Studies- Creighton University 2005

English as a Second Language Endorsement- Concordia University 2007

Bilingual Endorsement- University of Nebraska at Omaha 2009

Currently working on Master of Education in Educational Leadership- Doane University Spring 2017


Tuesdays/Thursdays- Curriculum Writing at TAC

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays- AM small group support in classrooms, PM- office hours