Degrees and Certifications:
CSU, Chico - Bachelor of Arts, English (May 1993) Single Subject: English, Cross-cultural, Language & Academic Development Emphasis(1998) AP Institute: English Language & Composition Writing & Speech/Debate Communication, Stanford National Forensic Institute Childhood Education/Child & Family Development, American River College
Mrs. Melisa Elko
Mrs. Melisa Elko has been at Woodcreek HS since August, 1999, where she has taught a variety of courses including Speech & Debate Theory, Competitive Forensics, Child Development, English 9-10-11, Adulthood 101, and Computer Applications. She is the program founder and head coach of Woodcreek's speech & debate team. She is a council member of the California High School Speech Association and a diamond ranked coach for the National Speech & Debate Association. She grew up in Los Angeles, but has called Sacramento her home since 1994. She is the proud mother of two sons and a dedicated wife to her husband of 20 years.