My Background


Hi! My name is Mrs. Melissa Dubyak.  This is my 15th year working here at South Park.  I have taught in the 4th, 2nd, and of course 1st grade levels throughout my career here.  I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish Education in 2002.  I also earned a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University in 2005.

    I am married and have three daughters; a ten year old, Madison, a nine year old, Sydney, and a two year old Charlotte!  We are looking forward to welcoming our 4th baby in late November!

    My interests include reading, playing board games, and spending time with my family!  In school I look forward to giving my students new experiences and creating hands on ways to make learning fun and memorable.  Science is probably my favorite subject to teach, as it incorporates many skills and often inspires us to explore!  

     My goal is to get every child in my room excited about school!  I believe that if I can get a child to love learning, he or she will be successful.  I look forward to the day every spring when I sit back and watch my class read aloud, take turns, and work with independence.  I get happy tears when this moment of success sets in each year!