From a migrant student to a migrant summer school teacher: a conversation with Melyssa Perez

In this episode, Carly Flandro sits down with Melyssa Perez, a migrant summer school teacher with the Twin Falls School District. A former migrant student herself, Perez loves giving back to kids with similar backgrounds. Listen to our conversation for more on how to close learning gaps, celebrate culture in the classroom, and honor what makes each student unique.


Carly Flandro

Carly Flandro

Carly Flandro reports from her hometown of Pocatello. Prior to joining EdNews, she taught English at Century High and was a reporter for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. She has won state and regional journalism awards, and her work has appeared in newspapers throughout the West. Flandro has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and Spanish from the University of Montana, and a master’s degree in English from Idaho State University. You can email her at [email protected] or call or text her at (208) 317-4287.

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