Melissa Vasconez teaches music for grades 1-6 at Ottumwa Christian School and has done so since 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Simpson College in Indianola, IA. She is married to her best friend, Dennis (Ottumwa High School vocal music teacher) and has 3 wonderful children, Caleb, Ethan and Ilana. In addition to teaching at OCS, Melissa works at Modern Floor Covering in Oskaloosa as a flooring sales consultant and is Co-Director of the Ottumwa High School Show Choir, Sudden Impact. She enjoys giving, in whatever capacity is needed, and spending as much time as possible with her family and friends.