Melissa Conklin started teaching at the Genesee Community Charter School in 2002, and was a substitute teacher in the Rochester City School District prior. Ms. Conklin is certificated in elementary education, and has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Marietta College and a master’s degree in education from Nazareth College.
In her freetime, Ms. Conklin enjoys tatting, which is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops.
Ms. Conklin’s favorite overnights are the ones on the river. “There is a power of spending whole days out in the Natural World as a community that leaves wonderful memories and feelings even after three rugged days.”