Melissa Makagon

First Grade Teacher, Primary Team Leader

Melissa Makagon

What year did you start working at Baker?
December 2006

What do you like best about working at Baker?
I love working at Baker because it is a school that places the child first and respects each student as an individual. This approach allows for a dynamic curriculum that is immersive, creative, and highly motivating for students and teachers alike.

Where did you get your degree(s)?
B.A., San Francisco State University, M.A., Pepperdine University

What is the greatest gift you hope to bestow upon your students?
My greatest hope as a teacher is to preserve the spirit of each child. I endeavor to make our classroom a joyful and safe place where all are welcome. I hope students leave first grade feeling confident in themselves, curious about the world, and acting compassionately toward others.