Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Melissa St. Joy
Ms. Melissa St.Joy comes to Heritage Academy Elementary School with a background in leadership, coaching, and teaching. Before joining the Heritage Academy Family, Ms. St.Joy worked as an Educational Consultant, a Teacher Quality Coordinator, Model Teacher Leader and Instructional Coach within the Atlanta Public System. Before serving as an Instructional Coach, she taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade for seven years in Atlanta Public Schools, Dekalb County Schools and Los Angeles Unified School District. Ms. St.Joy has been committed to education for the last 17 years.
Ms. St.Joy was born Queens, NY and grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and earned a Master’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. After leaving Los Angeles, she received her an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, in which she completed 2008.
Ms. St.Joy is a trustworthy professional who believes all children can learn and every child deserves a high-quality education. Ms. St.Joy continually seeks to instill a love of learning in every child she interacts and hopes to push all learners to be their best!