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About Mrs. Doran


Hola! My name is Melissa Doran, and I am very excited for this school year at TK! I will be teaching Spanish 1 and 2 at the high school, and I am extra excited because I will be teaching in the same classroom where I did my student teaching 3 years ago. 


I am from the south side of Chicago but now  call Grand Rapids home. I attended Chicago Christian High School and earned my degrees in Secondary Spanish Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids. 


My husband and I got married last year, and shortly after we moved to Spain where I taught everything from first grade science in English to high school art in English for the past year. We just moved back to Grand Rapids in June and have been enjoying seeing family and friends again. But we really miss the tapas and siestas!


When I'm not in the classroom, you can find me traveling, playing basketball, baking, crafting, or playing with my puppy, Tesla. She is the best dog ever, and she even speaks Spanish!