Congratulations to ISE Host Mom and Drury University alumna, Melissa Grandel, on being named Missouri Teacher of the Year! Her commitment to making the world a better place and passion for helping children reach their potential has had a tremendous effect on so many lives.
Grandel has been teaching at Fordland for 21 years. She teaches English, advanced placement language and composition, yearbook and journalism, Spanish, and dual credit speech and leadership. What doesn’t she do?! She has also been an advocate for bringing Advanced Placement programs to Fordland High School, in an effort to give students an edge in college admissions and scholarships. Way to go Melissa! Everyone here at International Student Exchange is so proud of you!