Mrs. Melisa Shifflett

Mrs. Melisa Shifflett

I am really excited about another year teaching at the Governor’s School.  The new building is amazing!  I will be teaching Calculus I/II for seniors and Calculus I for juniors.  I will also be teaching several senior tech labs, including PhotoShop, InDesign and Yearbook, and Scientific Photography.

I was born in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and was raised in South Jersey.  I spent my summers at the beach, the Chesapeake Bay and the pool and the winters going skiing as often as possible.  I went to Virginia Tech for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees, majoring in Mathematics and Education.  I raced on the Virginia Tech Ski Team in the Giant Slalom and Slalom events and enjoyed going to all the football games.  I moved to Lynchburg after college and began teaching at Heritage High School.  I also took graduate math courses at Lynchburg College.

In my free time I like to spend time with my family, mainly outdoors.  I have two daughters, Matilda and Amelia, and a 95 pound dog, Zeus.  My husband, Miles, is a landscape designer.  We love to canoe, hike, bike ride, or just enjoy the fresh air in our back yard.  


Here is the latest family photo:


We love to travel.  My husband and I have been to Germany, Poland, Mexico, Bahamas, Ireland, and all over the United States.  Our next destination is Scottland in 2018.

Here is a picture from our trip to Ireland several years ago:

Matilda's first canoe trip (almost 3 years old)

Matilda and Amelia cheesing for the camera:


Our dog, Zeus.  He loves to go for runs with me and then lay around the house all day.

I also enjoy exercising and training for all kinds of races.  I have done several sprint triathlons, 5k runs, 4 mile runs, and a half marathon.  Matilda is following in my footsteps and ran her first quarter mile running race at the age of 2.  She now runs in several quarter mile races a year and does ballet.  

And some final photos of my daughters:


I will leave you with a quote that has stuck with me ever since I first heard it:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Maya Angelou