Melissa Hetland has been a teacher for 17 years. She has a passion for early childhood education and best practices. Her philosophy of education is to promote equity, independent thinking, and creativity among all of her students. She joined the Adelson Educational Campus in December 2012. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also has a Master of Arts Degree in Education, and a specialization in Early Childhood Development from Ashford University. Her zest for arts, crafts, and literature bring a special flair to her classroom and students. She looks forward to greeting students every day, and embarking on exciting learning adventures.