Mrs. Melissa Patrick began teaching Science at NERSBA Early College in 2022. Prior to teaching at NERSBA, she worked for Weyerhaeuser Co. as their Environmental Education Coordinator for Cool Springs Environmental Education Center for 7 years. Following this position, Mrs. Patrick taught high school Science for 4 years at Washington Montessori Public Charter School then taught for 3 years at PS Jones Middle School. Mrs. Patrick is originally from Wisconsin, but she has lived in Washington, NC with her husband for 13 years. She has a bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Arts in Secondary Science Education from UNC-Wilmington. When not teaching, Mrs. Patrick enjoys spending time with her husband, three year old daughter Adaleigh and their two black labs. She enjoys cooking, and spending time outdoors kayaking, hiking, camping, and being at the ocean!