Melissa Lopez went to college at Baylor University where she studied biology and chemistry. Studying science at a Christian university allowed her to appreciate both God’s work in creation and His relationship with us. After college, Melissa worked in a medical research lab studying cancer targeting; then, God called her to teach. She taught in public schools for 9 years and has been teaching at local homeschool co-op for four years. It has been amazing to watch God create so many unique educational opportunities; online teaching is another way to teach for God and connect with students.
Melissa Lopez has been married to her husband for 14 years, and they currently live just outside of Dallas, Texas. They have three boys that they are currently homeschooling, so life at the Lopez house is never boring or quiet. Melissa Lopez is a member of Lakeshore Church in Rockwall, Texas. This year Melissa Lopez is looking forward to getting to know her students and helping them be as successful as they can be.
“I wanted to let you know how valuable your class was to my son. He had a rough time getting on track with 5 different classes (which) made it difficult for him to balance everything. Your class contained information and strategies that will help him long term and now that it’s over, he understands that!! I was actually thinking of having him take the class a second time to cement in his head everything you taught.” Referring to the Study Skills Class.
“My daughter has never done as well in math as she has with you. It’s now one of her favorite subjects.”
Listen to an interview with Melissa
Math Joke: “Dear math students, I am a teacher not a therapist. Solve your own problems”
Science Joke: “Biology: the only place where multiplication and division mean the same thing.”
Favorite Quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein