avatar for Melissa Beressi

Melissa Beressi

Add a Little Happiness; Teach a Mindful Moment
Melissa Beressi, MEd, has been working as an educator for over 25 years, beginning as an undergraduate at UCLA in the Young Autism Project through 10 years as an elementary school teacher and 15 years as a teacher coach and workshop presenter for Palo Alto Unified School District. Melissa is passionate about education in general and social and emotional learning in particular. She recently spent a year working as a Raising Happiness parent group facilitator for Christine Carter, Ph.D. (senior fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and author of Raising Happiness). Melissa teaches parenting classes and teacher workshops on how to help children learn happiness and mindfulness skills. She is a mom to two Nueva alumni.