My name is Melissa Schmackers and I am extremely excited to be teaching third grade at Celina Elementary. Previously, I taught third grade at Lima Shawnee Local Schools for 16 years. In 2021, I officially became a Bulldog and taught Title One Reading at CPS. I was born and raised in St. Marys and currently reside in Mercer County. In 2009, I received a Master’s Degree in Reading from Wright State University. My husband is Mitch and we have two children. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks, watching movies with my family, and cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds! My favorite thing about teaching third grade is watching students understand concepts for the first time after hard work and persistence! It is such a privilege being a small part of their journey in helping them become lifelong learners! Go Bulldogs!